Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Repost – Exposure, June 2018 (20 min read) While both historical archives and museums collect photography, they approach it in different ways. Whereas museums collect a few pieces, a historical archive which has photographs in the millions may take the photographer’s entire body of work. I have been working with large collections of photography for… Read More Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

A Room With A View: Camera Obscura Captures Beauty of Venice, Inside and Out

Learn more about historical photographic process by registering for my class P50A “The History of Photography Pre-1946” – starts 8/15/2012! Published in Openculture.com, Photography | August 6th, 2012 When we hear the word “camera” we tend to think of a little device that fits in the hand. Actually, the word is Latin for “vaulted chamber,”… Read More A Room With A View: Camera Obscura Captures Beauty of Venice, Inside and Out

Getty Takes a Closer Look at the Origins of Photography

The article below is big news! Last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting the Niépce house in Chalon, France. It has been lovingly restored with many original and like artifacts of his period (see video story below). The story of Niépce is tragic as he died before his invention was recognized and his research… Read More Getty Takes a Closer Look at the Origins of Photography