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Historic Photo

A Spectacularly Brief History of Photography

November 14, 2019 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

Since the birth of photography in 1839, the photographer has played an important role in helping form our visual culture. This lecture will survey photographic work from the earliest daguerreotypes in the 19th century to the digital works of the present, highlighting such photographers as Louis Daguerre (French, 1787-1851), Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946), Robert Capa (Hungarian-American, 1913-1954), Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965), Elliott Erwitt (American, born 1928), Richard Avedon (American, 1933-2004), Graciela Iturbide (Mexican, born 1945), Jeffrey Wall (Canadian, born 1946), and Sally Mann (American, born 1951). The presentation will focus on photographic technology as a development concurrent with the photographer’s exploration of cultural, social, economic, and political issues to help form of our collective historical memory.

Presented by Sondra Peron, Assistant Professor of Art and Cultural Programming, and Gallery Coordinator of the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.

Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.


November 14, 2019
12:15 pm–1:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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