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2000Europe • FinlandThe Finnish Museum of Photography opens in Helsinki. (February 2000)
2000Europe • DenmarkThe National Museum of Photography opens in Copenhagen as a part of the Royal Library. (May 2000)
2000GlobalThe first message is posted to the Yahoo! Groups PhotoHistory list by Larz F. Kremer and is a request on the restoration of Daguerreotypes. (31 December 2000)
2001North America • USAAndrew Roth publishes The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. This book is the first to examine in detail the photographic books that are such an essential part of photographic publishing. In itself it is designed to be a collectors item by having a special edition of 101 Deluxe copies and a further 500 Limited edition copies. 
Book of 101 Books, The: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century 
Andrew Roth (Editor); Vince Aletti; Richard Benson; Jeffrey Fraenkel (Contributor); & Daido Moriyama (Contributor)
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2001Europe • FranceThe Photo Agency VII is founded by the photojournalists Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey and John Stanmeyer. Their intention being to document conflict - environmental, social and political, both violent and non-violent - to produce an unflinching record of the injustices created and experienced by people caught up in the events they describe. (9 September 2001)
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as Seen From Mars 
2003, 8 May
The camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft orbiting Mars takes the first photograph of Earth, the moon and Jupiter as seen from another planet. (8 May 2003)
2003Europe • UKA daguerreotype taken in 1842 of the Athenian Temple on the Acropolis in Greece by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey sells for $922,488 at Christie's in London setting a world record for a photograph. (20 May 2003)
2003GlobalA quarter-plate daguerreotype from Mike Robinson and Spring Hurlbut's recent series The Visitation is awarded a second prize in the 2003 Photo Review International Competition. This is probably the first Daguerreotype to win a prize for well over one hundred years and is indicative of the increasing interest in alternative processes.
2004North America • USA 
Edward S. Curtis
Oasis in the Badlands 
A complete bound set of The North American Indian including all of the text volumes and all of the photogravure portfolios by Edward Curtis sells for $1,416,000 with the buyer's premium included. This is the most expensive single auction lot for a photographic work up to that date. (12 October 2004)
2005North America • USAA 1989 photograph of the Marborough cowboy by Richard Prince is sold in a Contemporary Art auction at Christie's in New York for $1,248,000 creating a new world record for a photograph. (8 November 2005)
2005GlobalLuminous-Lint website is announced by Alan Griffiths on the Yahoo PhotoHistory list (message #6471). Carl Mautz had posted the first notice about the existence of Luminous-Lint on Dec 6th on the same list (message #6457). (8 December 2005)
2006North America • USA 
Edward Steichen
Stamp honoring Luxembourg natives who emigrated to the United States. A 2-stamp set. One of the stamps shows portrait of Edward Steichen (1879-1973), photographer and painter. 
2004, 16 March (date of issue)
A 1904 photograph of The Pond-Moonlight taken in Long Island by Edward Steichen sells at Sotheby's in New York for $2,928,000 including the buyers premium. At the same sale a photograph of the hands of Georgia O'Keeffe taken by Alfred Stieglitz sells for $1,472,000 and a nude portrait of her, also by Stieglitz, for $1,360,000. The images were part of the Gilman Paper Co. collection acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art but they already had duplicates and so they were put up for sale. (15 February 2006)
2006North America • USAThe largest photograph (negative) ever made was created using an aircraft hanger as a vast pinhole camera at the El Toro Marine Base, Orange County, California. At 11 o'clock the 110‘ long canvas was exposed for 35 minutes. (The Legacy Project) (8 July 2006)
2007Europe • UKThe "99-Cent II" photograph by Andreas Gursky breaks the auction record for a photograph by selling for 1,700,000 British pounds ($3,346,456) at Sotheby's London February 7th Contemporary Art Evening Sale. (7 February 2007)
2007North America • USA 
Keld Helmer-Petersen
Book cover for Keld Helmer-Petersen "122 Colour Photographs" (Copenhagen: Schoenberg, 1948) 
Martin Parr curates the exhibition "Colour before Color" at the Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York. By selecting six European photographers he shows that colour photography was being used effectively prior to the ground breaking 1976 exhibition of the color photography by William Eggleston at MoMA curated by John Szarkowski. Martin Parr selects work by:
Luigi Ghirri (Italian, 1943–1992)
Keld Helmer-Petersen (Danish, 1920-2013)
John Hinde (British, studio with Edmund Nägele, Elmar Ludwig, David Noble)
Peter Mitchell (British)
Carlos Pérez Siquier (Spanish, b. 1930)
Ed van der Elsken (Dutch, 1925-1990) (7 June 2007)

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