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Publication: Illuminating Shadows: The Calotype in Nineteenth-Century America

In this volume Hanlon turns conventional photographic history inside out, restoring American photography to its proper place among the great early traditions. Too often the United States is seen as a provincial player in calotype photography; a poor cousin to the Britons who invented the technique and the French who perfected it. In this book, we see early American photography as a vital part of that tradition—creative, dynamic, and influential. Accessibly written and exquisitely researched, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in photography and its origins. In addition to being a great reference work, it dramatically expands our understanding of the field."

The author, Phillip Prodger, is currator and Head, Department of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum. 

Illuminating Shadows: The Calotype in Nineteenth-Century America

246 pages – 10 x 7 – Illustrated – Bibliography – Cloth – $50

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