The Huffington – The Photographer and Videographer: Paul Graham (March 4, 1965 – August 1, 2019) is a well-known photographer and videographers who has made a lasting mark on the history of photography in the United States.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in the city.

He studied photography at Columbia University, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in photography. 

Graham was first introduced to photography when he took pictures of the Civil War in the summer of 1861.

He had been taking photos of soldiers at a Union encampment, but was surprised to find that the men’s clothes and clothing were all over the ground.

He asked around, and was told that they were in a camp.

He set out to take pictures and soon discovered that the soldiers were all dressed in different colors and styles. 

In his book Photography in the Age of the American Revolution, Graham wrote that “as the war progressed, photographs of the encampment in which the men were living and working grew larger and larger until I was convinced that I had discovered the true history of the war.” 

In 1967, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest civilian honor for photography.

In 1980, Grahn became the first American to photograph and document the American Civil War on film. 

A Pulitzer Prize winner for his photographs, he won numerous awards, including the National Book Award for Photography and the National Magazine Award for photography and art.

He is credited with founding the Photography Institute of the Smithsonian Institution, the first National Gallery of Art in the nation, and with the establishment of the National War Memorial. 

He has received several honorary doctorates, including a Masters of Photography from Harvard University.

Graham has published over 60 books, including Photographic Photographs: Essays on the Art of Photography (1963), which has been translated into several languages.

In 2001, Graheh was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his photography of the Vietnam War. 

From his home in Omaha to the New York City museum of photography, Graha was able to share his work in print, on television and on television screens. 

Grafham’s photography of American soldiers has been described by the New Yorker as “a portrait of war in the eye of the beholder.” 

The Huffington Post is pleased to be featuring the work of Paul Grahn, the man who helped shape our photographic image. 

You can see more of Paul’s work at his Website and his Facebook page. 

Photo by Paul Graves.