Not an Ostrich
To engage interest in American history and culture, more than 250 rights-free photographs were among the 440 images selected for a lively exhibition called “Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library.” The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, California, hosted the exhibit April-Sept. 2018. The title “Not an Ostrich” reminds us to ask—“What are we really looking at?”

Learn More:

• Read our Picture This blog post about the exhibition.
• Read an interview between the exhibition's curator, Anne Tucker, and Jim Estrin in the Lens blog, New York Times, April 13, 2018: "The Power of Pictures: Viewing History Through America’s Library."
• Some images included in the exhibition that are free to use and reuse are included in this album. You can see more images that were selected for the exhibition, including some with rights restrictions, through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
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