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Early Processes
Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Sailor Holding a Daguerreotype of His Wife.Sold for $2,726

Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes were some of the earliest photographic processes to gain widespread popularity. Beginning in the mid-19th century, each successive technique improved upon the others in terms of availability, affordability, and processing speed. Photography as we know it today is a reproductive medium, however each of these processes produced single, unique objects.  

Experimenting in close collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, the first to create a permanent photographic image, Louis Daguerre worked to perfect a commercially viable photographic process.… Read More

Contemporary Indian Photography is in the Air!

There have been a number of thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary Indian photography around the country recently. Artists working in India as well as those from the South Asian diaspora are creating socially engaged works that challenge and complicate ideas around such issues as culture, identity, gender, race, stereotypes, modernity, and high and low art. The market for modern and contemporary Indian art is growing, and with demand rising for diversity across media, photography is coming into the spotlight!… Read More

Contemporary Works on Offer to Support Boston’s Photographic Resource Center

My relationship with the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) dates back to my days as a graduate student at Boston University. I had the good fortune to be awarded a research fellowship to administer the 2001 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, which honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film. The international awards recognize excellence in the field of contemporary color photography, and that year the focus was on Africa.… Read More