Harry Ransom Center presents A New History of the "First Photograph"

Jessica S. McDonald presents A New History of the "First Photograph"
Photo courtesy of Jessica S. McDonald

Jessica S. McDonald, the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, rethinks the historical moment, as well as the personal circumstance, shaping Helmut and Alison Gernsheim’s announcement of their “re-discovery of the world’s first photograph” in 1952.

McDonald presents a critical examination of the Gernsheims’ subsequent rewriting of the history of photography and their championing of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce as the sole inventor of photography, and considers the legacy of those efforts on the Ransom Center’s interpretation of the Gernsheim collection today.

Event Details

When

4.27.17 | 7:00 pm

Where

300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

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Admission is free.