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Mark Osterman—Process Historian, Kay R. Whitmore Conservation Center, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film—discusses the origins of photography and the history of manipulation. Using rare examples from the George Eastman House's collection as well as his own artwork, he illustrates the historical methods used by many photographers.
Recorded October 14, 2012
Part of a Sunday at the Met program held in conjunction with the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, on view October 11, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Presa da una litografia
Tavola parecchiata per colazione a Thè
[Photogenic Drawing of a Plant]
Thapsia Asclepium from Corfu
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This mysterious view through the diamond-paned oriel window of Talbot's home is one of the earliest photographs in existence—a remarkable relic of the inventor's earliest attempts to make pictures solely through the action of light and chemicals. He brushed a piece of writing paper with salt and silver nitrate and placed it in a small wooden camera stationed on a mantel opposite the window for an exposure that may have lasted hours. The image is tonally reversed—a negative, though the term did not yet exist—as the paper darkened most where it recorded the bright light of the windows.
Lacock Abbey; Mathilde Talbot; Harold White, Filby, Norfolk, England; [Sean Thackrey, San Francisco]; Rubel Collection; [Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photography, New York]
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