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The Travel Photo Essay by Mark Edward Harris

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CHAPTER 11 The Travel Photography Market

 

 

 

A natural progression soon after the invention of photography in the early nineteenth century was an effort to monetize it. Carte-de-visites became extremely popular, as did horse-drawn and stationary portrait studios. For the first time in history people could freeze their likenesses as well as their surroundings for eternity or at least until the photographic emulsion faded. But it would take twentieth century printing technology to disseminate these magical images to the masses.

One of the first great magazines to bring the world to our mailboxes was National Geographic. While the first issue came out in October 1888, it was not until the January 1905 issue that the publication focused on ...

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