Since its inception, photography has functioned as a catalyst for change and revolution, not just in the recording of world events, but as a tool for many disciplines. One could argue that photography’s discovery has had the same impact on art, communication, and the sciences as the printing press had on the distribution of literature. Th e printing press at the time of its invention may have primarily been thought of as simply a tool to facilitate the reproduction of manuscripts and bibles, but what could not be predicted at the time was the impact it would have on the democratic distribution of ideas across social classes and borders that would change the perception of the world. Th e definitional rights of people would no longer simply be controlled by a few and books became the currency of ideas.