Collecting Shadows: The Dawn of American Photography
Sponsored by Phillips Museum of Art
Friday, February 1, 2013-Sunday, April 14, 2013
Collecting Shadows: The Dawn of American Photography is an exhibition curated by Art Major, Madelaine Fye '13, that attempts to illustrate the importance of photographic images as personal objects during the nineteenth century in the United States. We are surrounded by photographic images; in newspapers and on the Internet, decorating rooms and illustrating books. This near constant exposure has prompted us to forget how photography completely changed the landscape of visual culture. The collected examples include techniques developed throughout the nineteenth century in a discussion of how the images were employed in Lancaster as well as surrounding cities.
This event is open to the public.