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1995North America • USARichard Prince publishes Adult Comedy Action Drama.
1996North America • USADavid LaChapelle publishes LaChapelle Land
Lachapelle Land: Photographs 
David Lachapelle (Photographer); & Sandy Arrowsmith (Editor)
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2000Europe • FinlandThe Finnish Museum of Photography opens in Helsinki. (February 2000)
2000Europe • DenmarkThe National Museum of Photography opens in Copenhagen as a part of the Royal Library. (May 2000)
2000GlobalThe first message is posted to the Yahoo! Groups PhotoHistory list by Larz F. Kremer and is a request on the restoration of Daguerreotypes. (31 December 2000)
2001North America • USAAndrew Roth publishes The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. This book is the first to examine in detail the photographic books that are such an essential part of photographic publishing. In itself it is designed to be a collectors item by having a special edition of 101 Deluxe copies and a further 500 Limited edition copies. 
Book of 101 Books, The: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century 
Andrew Roth (Editor); Vince Aletti; Richard Benson; Jeffrey Fraenkel (Contributor); & Daido Moriyama (Contributor)
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2001Europe • FranceThe Photo Agency VII is founded by the photojournalists Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey and John Stanmeyer. Their intention being to document conflict - environmental, social and political, both violent and non-violent - to produce an unflinching record of the injustices created and experienced by people caught up in the events they describe. (9 September 2001)
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as Seen From Mars 
2003, 8 May
The camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft orbiting Mars takes the first photograph of Earth, the moon and Jupiter as seen from another planet. (8 May 2003)
2003Europe • UKA daguerreotype taken in 1842 of the Athenian Temple on the Acropolis in Greece by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey sells for $922,488 at Christie's in London setting a world record for a photograph. (20 May 2003)
2003GlobalA quarter-plate daguerreotype from Mike Robinson and Spring Hurlbut's recent series The Visitation is awarded a second prize in the 2003 Photo Review International Competition. This is probably the first Daguerreotype to win a prize for well over one hundred years and is indicative of the increasing interest in alternative processes.
2004North America • USA 
Edward S. Curtis
Oasis in the Badlands 
A complete bound set of The North American Indian including all of the text volumes and all of the photogravure portfolios by Edward Curtis sells for $1,416,000 with the buyer's premium included. This is the most expensive single auction lot for a photographic work up to that date. (12 October 2004)

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