Since the invention of photography in the 1800s by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, photography has been used to tell a story. Everyone has a story and the invention of photography made it possible for more and more people to tell their story. Photography has progressed very far. From photos that required hours of lighting to develop to photographs that can be digitally altered at the click of a button, photographs have always had a purpose. Photographs are used to tell stories in many different ways. Sciences use photography to document new plants or to be able to study animals in more depth. Photos are used in text books to teach students about different places around the world. Family portraits hang on walls of almost every home. This exhibit explores the different ways in which photography is used.