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Photographs of (models of) the moon (1874)

- December 6, 2018 in illustrations of space, models, moon, outer space, Photography

James Nasymth's images of intricate models of the lunar surface.

Yvette Borup Andrews: Photographing Central Asia

- January 10, 2018 in central asia, china, ethnography, expeditions, explorers, field photography, mongolia, Photography, real-life indiana jones, roy chapman andrews, tibet, visual anthropology, yvette borup andrews

Although often overshadowed by the escapades of her more famous husband (said by some to be the real-life inspiration for Indiana Jones), the photographs taken by Yvette Borup Andrews on their first expeditions through Central Asia stand today as a compelling contribution to early visual anthropology. Lydia Pyne looks at the story and impact of this unique body of images.

Stuffed Ox, Dummy Tree, Artificial Rock: Deception in the Work of Richard and Cherry Kearton

- May 17, 2017 in bird photography, birds, cherry kearton, early wildlife photography, Featured Articles, first wildlife photographer, kearton brothers, keartons, Photography, richard kearton, spy in the wild

John Bevis on the various feats of cunning and subterfuge undertaken by the Kearton brothers — among the very first professional wildlife photographers — in their pioneering attempts to get ever closer to their subjects.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Sharing Photographs

- February 2, 2016 in open collection, Photography

MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE (MKG) - Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG's Photography and New Media Department, on the functions of sharing images, both historically and in the present.

Sharing Photographs

- February 2, 2016 in open collection, Photography

MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE (MKG) - Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG's Photography and New Media Department, on the functions of sharing images, both historically and in the present.