Kirsty Kelly, Dancing (2012)

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In Kirsty Kelley’s picture of her daughter dancing before a painting of Anna Pavlova captures the expression of youthful imagination. The narrative of a young girl reacting to a painting by John Lavery reminds us of the idea that imitation inspires vocation.

Historian Daniel Boorstin remarked that, in the early years, photographers made pictures. With the advent of roll film and cheap, portable cameras, many more photographers could take pictures.

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Alfred Eisenstaedt The Drum Major (1950)

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This picture, featuring the drum major (David Smith) for the University of Michigan marching band, has been called "the happiest photo ever made."

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