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Photographic image history

Abstract:

Comprehending the history of photography provides an intellectual foundation for information professionals working in cultural heritage institutions to preserve a vast and challenging photographic legacy. Additionally, knowledge of photographic formats in historic collections is an integral part of a comprehensive understanding of the complex medium of photography. Focusing on photographs with enduring value as resources for research, publication, exhibition, and teaching, this chapter explores the development of photographic records from historical, aesthetic, and sociological perspectives. Photography’s history reveals the range of different materials, chemicals, and processes involved in capturing images, ...

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