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2004North America • USA 
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Edward S. Curtis
Oasis in the Badlands 
1905
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)
2005North America • USAA 1989 photograph of the Marborough cowboy by Richard Prince is sold in a Contemporary Art auction at Christie's in New York for $1,248,000 creating a new world record for a photograph. (8 November 2005)
2005GlobalLuminous-Lint website is announced by Alan Griffiths on the Yahoo PhotoHistory list (message #6471). Carl Mautz had posted the first notice about the existence of Luminous-Lint on Dec 6th on the same list (message #6457). (8 December 2005)
2006North America • USA 
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Edward Steichen
Stamp honoring Luxembourg natives who emigrated to the United States. A 2-stamp set. One of the stamps shows portrait of Edward Steichen (1879-1973), photographer and painter. 
2004, 16 March (date of issue)
A 1904 photograph of The Pond-Moonlight taken in Long Island by Edward Steichen sells at Sotheby's in New York for $2,928,000 including the buyers premium. At the same sale a photograph of the hands of Georgia O'Keeffe taken by Alfred Stieglitz sells for $1,472,000 and a nude portrait of her, also by Stieglitz, for $1,360,000. The images were part of the Gilman Paper Co. collection acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art but they already had duplicates and so they were put up for sale. (15 February 2006)
2006North America • USAThe largest photograph (negative) ever made was created using an aircraft hanger as a vast pinhole camera at the El Toro Marine Base, Orange County, California. At 11 o'clock the 110‘ long canvas was exposed for 35 minutes. (The Legacy Project) (8 July 2006)
2007Europe • UKThe "99-Cent II" photograph by Andreas Gursky breaks the auction record for a photograph by selling for 1,700,000 British pounds ($3,346,456) at Sotheby's London February 7th Contemporary Art Evening Sale. (7 February 2007)
2007North America • USA 
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Keld Helmer-Petersen
Book cover for Keld Helmer-Petersen "122 Colour Photographs" (Copenhagen: Schoenberg, 1948) 
1948
Martin Parr curates the exhibition "Colour before Color" at the Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York. By selecting six European photographers he shows that colour photography was being used effectively prior to the ground breaking 1976 exhibition of the color photography by William Eggleston at MoMA curated by John Szarkowski. Martin Parr selects work by:
 
Luigi Ghirri (Italian, 1943–1992)
Keld Helmer-Petersen (Danish, 1920-2013)
John Hinde (British, studio with Edmund Nägele, Elmar Ludwig, David Noble)
Peter Mitchell (British)
Carlos Pérez Siquier (Spanish, b. 1930)
Ed van der Elsken (Dutch, 1925-1990) (7 June 2007)

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