Sunday, January 29th, 2012
For the creative pioneers who embraced early photographic technology, producing “art” was very much a matter of trial and error. As Anne Havinga, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh senior curator of photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, tells me, chemical treatments and exposure times were experimental and inexact; given the circumstances, “it was a miracle if they got anything at all.”
Guess I’m going to Boston soon to see this show, sounds spectacular.
[via Gary Sharp]