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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July! We are honoring Carol M. Highsmith, an American Photographer.

Fourth of July fireworks in 2007, by Carol M. Highsmith (Library of Congress)

About the Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith is an American photographer, author, and publisher who has donated her entire life's work to the Library of Congress and is being featured in the top six collections out of 15 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive (,alongside the work of Civil War master photographer Mathew Brady, Depression and Dust Bowl photojournalist Dorothea Lange, and the Historic American Buildings Survey.[1]
In addition to commercial and architectural photography, she has completed the exclusive photography for more than 50 nationally distributed coffee-table books about U.S. cities, states, and regions, most published by Random House Publishing. Random House has also published Highsmith books on Ireland, Ellis Island, barns, lighthouses,engineering marvels, and New York’s World Trade Center. More than 1.5 million Highsmith books have sold nationwide. [2]