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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Early Photography; New Realities, Photography in the Ninenteenth Century, Rijksmuseum



"Three hundred photographs from the museum’s own collection give a picture of how varied photography was immediately after its invention in 1839. Prominent photographers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, George Hendrik Breitner, Willem Witsen and Gustave Le Gray appear side by side with anonymous photographers who have not been exhibited before".

"The New Realities exhibition shows the rapid development of photography after its invention in 1839. The new medium was used to make portraits, cityscapes and travel photos, photos for science, art, advertising, propaganda and amateur shots. The exhibition includes works from the Rijksmuseum’s own collection by such pioneers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Eduard Isaac Asser, Gustave Le Gray, Eugène Durieu, George Hendrik Breitner and Willem Witsen".

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