SMU Exhibition – Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years.


Reception and Lecture: Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m.

Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography

October 23 – December 19, 2014

The Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection exhibit will begin with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and end in the 20th century with examples from masters of photography from each era. The Collection includes thousands of historical photographs, and the focus of this show will be the first 75 years of photography. In the exhibition at the DeGolyer Library, photographic work of various subjects and processes will be displayed including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereographs, card photographs, negatives, books, cameras, photographic equipment, viewers, early color work and more from this world-class collection. A comprehensive catalogue also will be available to accompany the exhibit.


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