Carleton E. Watkins: The unknown photographer who saved Yosemite Park

4/14/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

When unknown photographer Carleton E. Watkins first captured the majesty of Yosemite Park in 1861, little did he know that those images would inspire President Abraham Lincoln to change the course of environmental history forever.

Carleton Watkins self-portrait | Wikipedia
View of the Merced-Cathedral Rock in distance
Three Brothers 4480 ft.
Cathedral Rocks

In this video, Vice-President of the Getty Images Archive, Matthew Butson takes us deep into the vaults where these iconic pictures are kept and explains the power of photography to change the world.

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