Mathew Bray was a famous photographer that was born in May 18th 1822 in New York City he dedicated his career to being a photographer.
The main thing that you need to know is he only really did celebrities, politics, and battles of the war and he did his very best to get the most out of it.
Mathew Brady really impacted the war and the country's people by capturing the attention of them by the photos he took, and also showed them how brutal it was and what the men were going through.
At age 16 Brady moved to New York and later studied under a painter named William Page and later got into photography
If you look at it he really did kinda help our country as a whole by showing the people how brutal it is and how it has to stop because he really did capture a lot of gruesome shots
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Some extra stuff about Brady he actually opened his own photography studio in New York, and by 1845, he began to exhibit his portraits of famous Americans, including poet Edgar Allan Poe. Also In 1849, he opened a studio in Washington, D.C. where he met Juliet (whom everybody called 'Julia') Handy, who he married in 1850 and lived with on Staten Island