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On Exhibit: At the Barnes--Tracing Photography's Power Over Painting

FROM TODAY, PAINTING IS DEAD: EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN BRITAIN AND FRANCE.

Featuring approximately 250 photographs from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg. Now through May 12, 2019, at…

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Featured Exhibit

Early Western Landscapes and Views: From Mammoth Plates to Stereos

By Alex Novak

By the early 1850s and 1860s photographers were beginning to photograph places in the Western United States which few people--and virtually no non-Native Americans--had ever seen.…

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Collecting Resources

Basic Core Photography Collecting Books and Other Media by Category

The following group of classic books and resources is what I consider the basic necessities for a photography collector’s library. There are many other fine examples, but this is…

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