Collecting Photography: From Daguerrotype to Digital April 14 2020
We visited this exhibit, currently open at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Exhibits include some highlights from the museum´s photography collection, and focus on a rather rare side of photography: collecting photographs, most especially antique ones, a fascinating hobby!. Displays include very early photographs, from the first years after photography was first invented in 1826 by Nicéphore Niépce, represented later in 1839 with the invention of the Daguerrotype and becoming popular in the 1840s, time when photography was more a technical novelty and not yet appreciated as an art form.
Besides vintage prints, there are also old cameras, albums, and a good deal of more modern prints on paper.
The exhibit is at the Photography Center, inside the Victoria & Albert Museum, in South Kensington, London.
It opened in October 2018, will remain open to visitors until September 4th, 2020.
More information can be found here:
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