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1955North America • USA 
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Roy DeCarava
Book cover for Roy DeCarava "The Sweet Flypaper of Life" Story by Langston Hughes. (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1955) 
1955
Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes publish The Sweet Flypaper of Life
  
The Sweet Flypaper of Life 
  
Roy DeCarava; & Langston Hughes (Photographer)
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1955North America • USAEdward Steichen organizes The Family of Man Exhibition which was shown first at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York but tours to widespread acclaim and vast crowds. It includes 503 works by 273 photographers from 68 countries. 
  
Family of Man 
  
Edward Steichen
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1956Europe • France 
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William Klein
Book cover for William Klein, New York, life is good & good for you in New York, (Paris: Le Seuil, 1956) 
1956
William Klein publishes Life Is Good & Good for You in New York.
1956Europe • Czechoslovakia 
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Josef Sudek
Book cover for "Lubomir Linhart: Josef Sudek Fotografie" (Prague, Statni Nakl.Krasne Literatury, Hudby a Umeni, 1956) 
1956
Josef Sudek publishes Josef Sudek Fotografie.
1956Europe • Netherlands 
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Ed Van der Elsken
Book cover for André Deutsch & Ed van der Elsken "Love on the Left Bank" (Holland: Export printing office W. vonk, 1956) 
1956
Ed Van der Elsken publishes Love on the Left Bank
  
Love on the Left Bank 
  
Van Der Elsken
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1957North America • USA 
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Russell Kirsch and colleagues (NIST)
Walden Kirsch, son of Russell Kirsch, the leader of the team that developed the image scanner. 
1957
One of the earliest digital images created showing Walden Kirsch, baby son of Russell Kirsch, the leader of the team at National Bureau of Standards (NIST) that developed the image scanner.
1959North America • USA 
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Richard Avedon
Book cover for Richard Avedon, Observations, With text by Truman Capote (Lucerne: Camera Verlag C. J. Bucher, 1959) [First German edition] 
1959
Richard Avedon and Truman Capote publish Observations.
1959North America • USA 
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Robert Frank
Front cover of "the Americans" (New York: Grove Press) 
1959
Robert Frank publishes The Americans. A French edition published by Delpire had been released in 1958. 
  
The Americans 
  
Robert Frank; & Jack Kerouac
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1959North America • USAAaron Siskind publishes Photographs 
  
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Aaron Siskind
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1959Europe • NetherlandsEd Van der Elsken publishes Jazz.
1960North America • USAIrving Penn publishes Moments Preserved.
1960Asia • JapanInejiro Asanuma (Chairman of Japan's Socialist Party) is assassinated in the Hibiya Hall in Tokyo by a right wing student. Yasushi Nagao, working for the Tokyo daily newspaper Mainichi photographs the stabbing. (12 October 1960)
1961Europe • Great Britain 
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Bill Brandt
Book cover for "Perspective of Nudes" (London: the Bodley Head) 
1961
Bill Brandt publishes Perspective of Nudes.
1962North America • USA 
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Frederick Sommer
Book cover for Frederick Sommer, 1962, Frederick Sommer 1939-1962 Photographs, (New York: Aperture) 
1962
Frederick Sommer publishes Frederick Sommer 1939-1962 Photographs
1963Asia • Japan 
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Eikoh Hosoe
Book cover for Eikoh Hosoe "Ba-Ra-Kei [Killed by Roses]" (Tokyo, Shuei-sha, 1963) 
1963
Eikoh Hosoe and the novelist Yukio Mishima publish Killed by Roses. The ardent nationalist Mishima commits suicide by seppuku on 25 November 1970.
1963Asia • VietnamThich Quang Doc, a Buddhist priest, burns himself to death as a protest over religious freedom on a street in Saigon. Malcolm Browne (AP) photographs the protest. (11 June 1963)
1963North America • USAJack Ruby assassinates Lee Harvey Oswald - the supposed killer of President John F. Kennedy who had died two days earlier. Robert Jackson (Dallas Times-Herald) photographs the exact moment of the shooting and is awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize. (24 November 1963)
1964North America • USA 
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Harry Callahan
Book cover for "Photographs: Harry Callahan" (Santa Barbara, California: El Mochuelo Gallery, 1964) 
1964
Harry Callahan publishes Photographs.
1965North America • USA 
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Peter Beard
Book cover for Peter Beard, 1965, The End of the Game: The Old Africa and the New, (New York: The Viking Press) 
1965
Peter Hill Beard publishes The End of the Game which uses a scrapbook style linking his photographs to the destruction of African wildlife.
1965North America • USAEmmet Gowin publishes Concerning America and Alfred Stieglitz, and Myself.

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