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Archive: October 2014 (3 Posts)

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Platinum Photographs: Art from a Noble Metal

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The following is a guest post by Verna Curtis, Curator of Photography, Prints and Photographs Division. Imagine how people understood photographs in 1900, when photography had been around for just over sixty years. Were photographs factual documents? Could they be a new form of artistic expression? Those producing photographic prints knew, but the public was …