Pioneer photography

Postcards from the dawn of photography

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.”

Great interview with the curators of a new photo show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Silver, Salt, and Sunlight including a slide show of some of the images.

Guess I’m going to Boston soon to see this show, sounds spectacular.

[via Gary Sharp]

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