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A Brief History of Photography in Boston

From the August 2016 Issue | Journal of the Print World

The New England region, and Boston in particular, has played an important role in the history of photography, from its earliest days in the nineteenth century to a broad range of contemporary practice that embraces, but also expands upon, the medium today.

The root of the word photography comes from the Greek language and means “drawing with light.” While there had been previous attempts to make images permanent, this relatively recent medium emerged in the 1830s with the announcement of groundbreaking photographic processes developed by Louis-Jacques- Mandé Daguerre in France and William Henry Fox Talbot in England.… Read More

May 15 | Daguerreotype Lecture

William Edward Kilburn (British, 1818-1891) Hand-tinted Quarter-plate Daguerreotype of a Girl (Lot 87, Estimate $1,000-$1,500)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Reception 5:30PM Lecture 6PM

Join Michelle Lamunière, Photography Specialist, for a presentation on the daguerreotype process with highlights from a New England collection. Held in conjunction with the  American & European Works of Art and the Prints & Photography preview and auctions.… Read More

Daguerreotype Portraits: A Compelling New England Collection of Early Photographs

American School, 19th Century Hand-tinted Sixth-plate Daguerreotype of a Mother and Child (Lot 88, Estimate $300-$500)

A daguerreotype is a highly detailed photographic image on a sheet of copper that has been plated with a thin coat of silver and then exposed to light. It is a one-of-a-kind direct positive, meaning that there is no negative from which to make multiple reproductions. Developed by Jacques-Louis-Mandé Daguerre, a French artist and scenic designer, the daguerreotype process was the first practical and widely available method of obtaining permanent images with a camera.… Read More

Working the Line: An Exhibit at Harvard Art Museums

David Taylor, Border Monument No. 36, 2008. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of James Kelly Contemporary.

If you enjoyed the recent National Public Radio series Borderland: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary, you might be interested in the work of Arizona-based photographer David Taylor currently on view at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

The exhibition, which I initiated when I worked as a curator at the Harvard Art Museums, presents Taylor’s two-part project Working the Line.… Read More

Skinner Offers Tremendous Selection of Paintings, Sculpture, Prints & Photography

BOSTON, MA – January 27, 2013 February offers a bountiful feast of fine art at Skinner, Inc., with auctions of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography on February 7, while a weeklong Prints & Photography – Online sale takes place between February 3 to February 11. Robin Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner noted, “With hundreds of lots of strong material across all categories – including expanded offerings in photography and contemporary Asian works, as well as a convenient online-only component – there is something for everyone!”

Flemish School, 16th Century, Altarpiece/Devotional Diptych: Christ with the Symbols of the Passion and St.

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American & European Works of Art Auction Grosses $3.2 Million

Auction Led by Sale of Fitz Henry Lane Painting

BOSTON, MA – September 26, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce robust results from its auction of American & European Works of Art , held last Friday, September 20. The sale brought in a total of $3,224,049.85, including buyer’s premium, demonstrating Skinner’s continued strength in the sale of fine paintings, prints, and photography.

Fitz Henry Lane

Fitz Henry Lane (American, 1804-1865), Camden Mts.

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Michelle Lamunière Appointed as Photography Specialist

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – August 13, 2013 – Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers announces the appointment of Michelle Lamunière to its American & European Works of Art department as a photography specialist. In her new role, Lamunière will be charged for the continued growth of the photography division of American & European Works of Art.

Lamunière comes to Skinner from Harvard, where she served as the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography at the Fogg Museum/Harvard Art Museums, and was responsible for the research, cataloging, and preservation of the permanent collection and new acquisitions.… Read More