“A museum without walls, for an art without boundaries.”
              -Wm. B. Becker, Director
 Virtual presence only, no physical building
 Focus is mainly on older photographs and techniques
 No digital images
 Current exhibitions at the museum:
   Masterworks of Photography - 3 galleries of Talbot to
      Ansel Adams
      Pul...
 New Exhibitions:
   Autochromes – celebrating 100 years of color
      photography
      An Eye for the World – photogr...
 “Photography was born pure. In the beginning, there was the daguerreotype.
  Each daguerreotype was made individually in...
 Photomontages
 Scott Mutter
 William H. Martin (1865 – 1940)
The first ghosts in photographs were the result of accidents. During a long exposure--

    such as those required in pho...
 But then, photographers started doing it on purpose:
 William H. Mumler (1832-1884)
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A powerpoint presentation on the virtual American Museum of Photography, focusing on a section called "How the Camera Learned to Lie."

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American Museum Of Photography

  1. 1. “A museum without walls, for an art without boundaries.” -Wm. B. Becker, Director
  2. 2.  Virtual presence only, no physical building  Focus is mainly on older photographs and techniques  No digital images
  3. 3.  Current exhibitions at the museum:  Masterworks of Photography - 3 galleries of Talbot to Ansel Adams Pulp Pix: Photography Noir - staged images that create a  murder mystery Photography as a Fine Arf! - canine photographs  Dageurreotypes of Southworth & Hawes  At Ease - informal portraits from the beginning of  Photography Small Worlds - the art of the Carte de Visite  Of Bricks & Light – architectural photography 
  4. 4.  New Exhibitions:  Autochromes – celebrating 100 years of color photography An Eye for the World – photographs by Shotaro  Shimomura, 1934-35 A More Perfect World – photomontages by Scott Mutter  The Face of Slavery  Cross-Cultural America 
  5. 5.  “Photography was born pure. In the beginning, there was the daguerreotype. Each daguerreotype was made individually in the camera. No negative was used. Since photography was so new, and seemed so miraculous, daguerreotypes were prized for their perfect accuracy in recording a scene or making a portrait. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes called photography quot;the mirror with a memory.quot; Why would anyone try to improve upon such perfection?”  Adding color to daguerreotypes  Adding backdrops  Multiple exposure portraits  Photomontages
  6. 6.  Photomontages
  7. 7.  Scott Mutter
  8. 8.  William H. Martin (1865 – 1940)
  9. 9. The first ghosts in photographs were the result of accidents. During a long exposure--  such as those required in photography's infancy--a person who stood still would register as clearly as a building. But a person who moved out of camera range after only a portion of the exposure was completed would instead appear as a see-through blur. It happened with the lamplighter in this detail from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company.
  10. 10.  But then, photographers started doing it on purpose:
  11. 11.  William H. Mumler (1832-1884)

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