Mathew Brady

American photographer (c. 1823 – 1896)

Mathew B. Brady (1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and the documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism.[1]

Mathew B. Brady
Mathew B. Brady, self-portrait, circa 1875
Mathew B. Brady, self-portrait, circa 1875
Warren County, New York, U.S.A.
DiedJanuary 15, 1896(1896-01-15) (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
OccupationPhotographer, photojournalist
NationalityUnited States
SpouseJuliette Handy Brady



  1. Horan, James D. (1988-12-12). Mathew Brady: Historian With a Camera. New York: Random House. ISBN 0517001047.

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