This month we’re highlighting a series of videos on six photographic processes featured throughout our current exhibition, See: Untold Stories.
We’re taking a look at the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.
First up, The Daguerrotype.
The discovery of this process forever changed our understanding of time. For the first time in history we could see what our ancestors looked like. Take a look behind the scenes into our world class photograph collection from within our vaults. We currently house more than 3,500 Daguerreotypes, including 1,500 French Daguerrotypes – the largest collection outside France.
Up next, The Collodion Process, The Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.
Tags: Alison Nordström, ancestry, camera obscura, collections, conservation, Daguerreotypes, dark room, Frederick Evans, George Eastman House, historians, Hypo, Institute of museum and library services, international museum of photography and film, Jamie Allen, Jessica Johnston, light drawing, Mark Osterman, Mike Robinson, process historian, Reflections, silhouette, untold stories
Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
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