You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the history of photography. In this lecture series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the documents, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication.
Part 2: The Pioneers of Photography
Early 19th-century photography develops under the pressure of many imperatives. The public, eager for images of themselves, creates a massive new democratic market for portraiture. The first professional studios respond with pioneering daguerreotype, calotype, and collodion work that set the course for what the medium will become. Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz as he introduces photographic revolutionaries like Anna Atkins, Hill & Adamson, Southworth & Hawes and more in an open forum featuring the best-possible reproductions.