Photographic Process 3.0: The Albumen Process

Posted by on Jun 20 2012 | Photography

In part 3.0 of our photo process series we’re looking at the Albumen Process. We’re exploring the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

The Albumen Process

 

As the predominant print method in the 1850s-1890s, the albumen print process introduced the rise of the great industrial photographic houses. Egg whites were a primary step in the Albumen process, therefore the earliest albumen-printing operations often had many chickens on site. Albumen photographs were precise, detailed, cheap and widely distributed. The albumen print brought photography into the beginnings of mass production and consumption.

Up next The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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Photographic Process 2.0: The Collodion Process

Posted by on Jun 13 2012 | Photography

In part 2.0 of our photo process series we’re looking at the Collodion Process.
We’re exploring the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

The Collodion Process



Photography has shaped the way we remember and how we are reminded.
Photography has created an incredible cultural shift–our communication and expression forever changed. In a completely new way, we could reveal what was important to us, who we were and who we loved.

Up next, The Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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Photographic Process 1.0: The Daguerreotype

Posted by on Jun 05 2012 | Other, Photography

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.

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