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Week 1, Art 301 History of Photography Joseph Niepce, View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826 or 1827 o First photograph, debate over when the history of photography begins Camera Obscura o Light type box, that allows light into the box, projecting the image onto the wall Two different types of photograph process o Calotype—negative process o Dauguerrotype—direct positive process Reading Notes: Histories & Prehistories of Photography by Peter Smith & Carolyn Lefley o Chapter 1 Histories and PreHistories of Photography The Pencil of Nature is the first commercial publication to include photographs Produced by William Henry Fox Talbot, 184446 1844 Talbot established the first photography studios in Reading, England the Pencil of Nature anticipates the value of photographic documentation compared with high cultural practices, photography was a “lowly carrier of information” o The Making of Photography and its Histories The “discovery” of photography is widely debated th Bernard Marbot argues that 19 century Europe were willing photography into life Marbot indicates the desire to capture the fleeting effects of light “the rate at which society was changing made it impossible for art to continue to fulfill adequately the descriptive and narrative functions it had hither to performed. The rapid and unrelenting progress of science and technologycalled now for an iconographical system of a different kind, one capable of carrying it forward” Talbot made lists of possible photographic functions and applications Early modes of disseminating photographic prints yielded great success for some of the early entrepreneurs in the field The early period of photography the separation of “highbrow” and “low brow” practices was defined by the mechanical pracices Both expressive and descriptive functions have been assimilated into the history of photography Cameron used portraiture as an expressive medium Cartedeviste photgraphs hasd many social functions Historians in recent times have become sensitive to the way photgraphs are used as a medium of identity construction Whatever the photographer leaves out might be significant and areas of photography practice are routinely marginalized All books on photography contain the same notion, that there is a specific object called photography “the writing of photography histories against a backdrop of aesthetic trends and movements has linked the subject with the well known style labels in the arts and wider social and political ideals.” o Photography and Modernity “Although it was a century old, photography was repeatedly described during this time as having only recently been discovered—which is to say, only recently having revealed its social and creative consequences.”— Phillips, 1989 in the 1920s Photography was linked to the prograsseive art movements and a involvement with magazines, books, and exhibitions both Pop Art and New Realism signaled an awareness with the influence of photography in newspapers, ads, etc. in the midtwentieth century fashion was a primary interest to photographers
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