Images that see further

History so loves to repeat itself. The Victorians photographed everything in sight, undeterred by the fact that capturing an image was a complicated and lengthy process.

12th February, 2012
Images that see further
An image from the What's Wrong? series by Sean Hillen.

History so loves to repeat itself. The Victorians photographed everything in sight, undeterred by the fact that capturing an image was a complicated and lengthy process. In 1888, when Kodak invented the handheld camera with the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest", sales went through the roof.

An exhibition currently showing in Washington DC, Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard, is the first to focus on how the new technology energised the...

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