Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination

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In 1851, when photographs were first shown at the Great Exhibition of Arts and Industry, photography was primarily a hobby for well-to-do amateurs. These early photographers were members of the intellectual and aristocratic elite. They had the means, the education, and the leisure to pursue this new art-science with ardent seriousness. They formed societies, such as the Photographic Society and the Photographic Exchange Club, and published journals for the purpose of sharing their discoveries, exchanging photographs, and ...

Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination 1986, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226744988

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