LIFE magazine photo archives to go online via Google

November 21, 2008

Google announced on Nov. 18 that it will undertake one of the largest scanning projects ever proposed: putting over 10 million images from the archives of LIFE magazine online.

What’s really striking about this is that 97 per cent of these images have never been seen by the public. So that means that LIFe magazine which was for over four decades America’s pictorial view of the world only used 3 per cent of the work submitted by their photographers. Among the iconic image makers who worked for LIFE are photographers like  Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Gordon Parks, and W. Eugene Smith.

For more information about this amazing project, go here.



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