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Matthew Brady
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Photographer
    (1823-1896)
    Photographed the Civil War, circus freaks, celebrities (Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, Abraham Lincoln)
    His first gallery in Washington D.C. failed.
    He copyrighted all photographs done by his 300 staff photographers during the Civil War, and claimed that it was part of his work.
    He had trouble selling his Civil War photos, which ate his entire $100,000 fortune and left him in $25,000 debt.
    He became despondent and an alcoholic.
    He declared bankruptcy, but the government bought his Civil War negatives for $25,000 to wipe out his debt (1875).
    When his wife died he was devastated and spent the rest of his life bitter and lonely (1887).
    He created photojournalism.
    For his photography, he employed the best retouchers, chemists, makeup artists and studio technicians.
    He carefully used lighting and positions to get the best photos.
    Lincoln who admittedly was an awkward ugly man praised Brady for retouching his photos to make him look presentable.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 28.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 37 Votes: 32.43% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 145 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 109 Votes: 44.95% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 262 Votes: 42.75% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 289 Votes: 47.40% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 614 Votes: 42.67% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1505 Votes: 42.79% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9138 Votes: 62.87% Annoying
 
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