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1914Antarctica 
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Frank Hurley
Endurance in the Ice 
[Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 (led by Ernest Shackleton on the "Endurance")] 
1915
Frank Hurley accompanies Sir Earnest Shackleton's second Antarctic expedition.
1914North America • USAThe USS Mississippi drops anchor at Naval Shipyard Pensacola to survey the area for a Naval Aeronautical Station during the early days of flight. Walter Leroy Richardson, who joined the US Navy in 1911, takes the photographs and goes on to become the US Navy's first official photographer. (20 January 1914)
1915North America • USA 
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Unidentified photographer
[Eastland disaster, diver Harry Halvorsen standing on ladder near the overturned hull of the steamer]. 
1915, 24 July (on or after)
The lake steamer Eastland rolls over in Chicago with the loss of 844 passengers and crew. (24 July 1915)
1917North America • USA 
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Paul Strand
Photograph - NY 
[Camera Work, 49/50] 
1917
The photographs of Paul Strand are published in Camera Work, Number XLIX, Number L.
1917North America • USAAlfred Steiglitz publishes the last issue of Camera Work. During the years it was published (1903-1917) it was the most influential and well produced of any photographic magazine.
1917Europe • RussiaNarkompros (the 'People's Commissariat for Education') is founded and puts publishing, media and dissemination under State control.
1917Europe • Great Britain 
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Alvin Langdon Coburn
Vortograph 
1917
Alvin Langdon Coburn takes his Vortograph photographs that are among the first that play with light and are intentionally abstract.
1918Europe • SwitzerlandChristian Schad starts making abstract photographs by placing objects directly on photographic paper and exposing it. Tristan Tzara, the founder of Dada, calls them Schadographs but they come under the general heading of photograms.
1921Asia • JapanFukuhara Shinzo, Kakefuda Isao and Otaguro Motoo put on the Art Photography Exhibition at the Shimeido Gallery and attack traditional art photography. (July 1921)
1921North America • USA 
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Alvin Langdon Coburn
Alfred Stieglitz 
1907
Alfred Stieglitz - An Exhibition of Photography by Alfred Steiglitz - 145 prints, over 128 of which have never been publicly shown, dating from 1886-1921 opens at the Anderson Galleries (Park Avenue and Fifty-ninth street, New York). It is an early retrospective of his work. (2 July 1921)
1922Europe • FranceMan Ray publishes Les Champs délicieux with an introduction by his friend Tristan Tzara. The book includes his Rayograms.
1923Europe • GermanyLászló Moholy-Nagy starts teaching a photography course at the Bauhaus which is a innovative center for graphic and product design.

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