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Book: 500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation

To follow-up on their hugely successful coffee-table book, Camera: The History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital, George Eastman House is showcasing its own collection of camera technology in a new book that was launched towards the end of last year. It celebrates 500 groundbreaking cameras from the museum's collection that forever changed our perception of the world and of ourselves.

Todd Gustavson, curator of technology at the George Eastman House, organises the cameras into genealogical categories, from detective to digital, stereo to sub-miniature. Alongside the 35mm, you'll see curiosities like stereoscopic cameras, postcard cameras and spy cameras hidden in watches, buttons and fountain pens. Essays by experts in the field, including Robert Shanebrook, Martin Scott and Mark Osterman, trace the technological development of the camera and provide insight into the innovators behind the lens.

Entitled "500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation", you can pick up a copy using the Amazon link on the right.

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