This Month in the History of Photography

The following events happened this month in the history of photography: In May 1969, Meroë Marston Morse was honored as the first woman elected Fellow of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers. After graduating from Smith College, Morse entered the Polaroid Corporation working as a lab assistant and later became the manager of the black-and-white research lab. Between her many accomplishments, Morse advocated for a favorable deal among artists using Polaroid and the Massachusetts’ company. In this deal, Polaroid would supply film to artists including Minor White, Ansel Adams,…

Este mes en la historia de la fotografía.

Los siguientes eventos tuvieron lugar este mes en la historia de la fotografía: [1] De acuerdo a la historiadora Naomi Rosenblum, los primeros manuales para hacer daguerrotipos llegaron a los Estados Unidos desde Inglaterra en Septiembre 1839, muy poco después del anuncio por parte del gobierno francés sobre la adquisición del nuevo invento. En Septiembre 1, 2015, el fotógrafo pionero de la fotografía moderna japonesa y co fundador de la revista fotográfica Provoke, murió a las 77 años. Nakahira nació en Tokio en 1938 y se graduó de la Universidad…

This Month in the History of Photography

The following events occurred this month in the History of Photography: [1] According to historian Naomi Rosenblum, the first instruction manuals to make daguerreotypes arrived in the United States from England in September 1839, shortly after the announcement of the French Government’s acquisition of the new invention. On September 1, 2015, Takuma Nakahira, pioneer of modern Japanese photography and co-founder of the photography magazine Provoke, died at age 77. Nakahira was born in Tokyo in 1938. He graduated from the Spanish Department of Tokyo University. In the 1960s, he became…