Accompanying Daguerre's American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography.
Learn about collecting early photography, including objects in the exhibition, and hear from collectors and curators as they discuss collectors' motivations, the issues of attribution and dating and other challenges of collecting. Discover how institutions benefit from collectors' instincts, expertise, and knowledge of the photography market. Bring your own 19th century photographs from your collection or family archive for a chance to have them analyzed by the collectors. Finally, see how tintype photographs are made during a live demonstration with photographer Ron Cowie.
Featuring collectors William B. Becker, Greg French, and Dan Colucci. Moderating by Francois Brunet, Professor of American Studies and the History of Photography at the University of Paris 7 Diderot, and Gary Van Zante, Curator of Architecture, Design and Photography at the MIT Museum.