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Michael Wong's Blog – January 2012 Archive (22)

Early Russian Photography: Daguerreotype

A new exhibition which includes two daguerreotypes from the 1840’s-1850’s from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, the Museum of the Russian Literature Institute of the Russian Academy of Science and the Library of the Russian Academy of Arts is currently on display in Saint Petersburg.

Among the first examples of daguerreotype in…


Added by Michael Wong on January 3, 2012 at 14:21 — No Comments

Photography: Privacy, Copyright & The Courtroom

To help shed some light into this minefield, a PhD student in communications at Columbia University, Lynn Berger, recently presented a paper at the Society for the History of Technology conference in Cleveland (USA). Entitled "What We Talk About When We Talk About Photography: Privacy, Copyright and the Camera in the US, 1883-1905," her paper traces the…


Added by Michael Wong on January 1, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

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