In the begining of the twentieth century, child labor was still a common practice in the US. Lewis Hine was an american photographer who documented this reality with his camera and helped changing the public opinion against it.
Robert Capa is one of the most famous photojournalists of the 20th century. He was also one of the founders of the Magnum Photos association. One of his amazing achievements was being present at the D-day landing at Omaha Beach, in Normandy. He managed to take 106 photos during this event, but unfortunatelly, only 11 have survived, because the film negatives suffered an accident in his London lab.
The Byzantine Empire is also known as the East Roman Empire and it continued to exit for more almost 1000 years after the fall of Rome (476 AD), until the fall of Constatinople (1453 AD). Roman civilization and values were preserved during all this time in Constantinople, now Istanbul. It’s a very inspiring civilization.
Celebrating this new site, I recomend some interesting books about the Byzantine Empire:
Byzantium: The Early Centuries, by John Julius Norwich
Byzantium: The Apogee, by John Julius Norwich
Byzantium: The Decline and Fall,
A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, by Steven Runciman
A History of the Crusades, Vol. II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187, by Steven Runciman
A History of the Crusades, Vol. III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades, by Steven Runciman