Carleton E. Watkins: The photographer who saved Yosemite Park

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Carleton E. Watkins: The photographer who saved Yosemite Park

When unknown photographer Carleton E. Watkins first captured the majesty of Yosemite Park in 1861, little did he know that those images would inspire President Abraham Lincoln to change the course of environmental history forever. In this video, Vice-President of the Getty Images Archive, Matthew Butson takes us deep into the vaults where these iconic pictures are kept and explains the power of photography to change the world.

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