"Daguerreotype, Autochrome, and Polaroid. 1/1"
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition “Daguerreotype, Autochrome, and Polaroid. 1/1” in celebration of the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography. Visitors will have the chance to see unique examples of three rare technologies in the history of photographic art, which not only prevented the replication of images but were also the first of their kind: the first photographic image, the first color photograph, and the first instant photograph. The exhibition will include 115 single-copy pieces from museums in France, Austria, and Russia. Photographers: Louis Daguerre, Sergey Levitsky, Léon Gimpel, Antonin Personnaz, Stephen Shore, Helmut Newton, and others.
August 19, 1839, is considered to be the date of the invention of photography, when a new technology bearing the name of its creator, French artist Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, was presented publicly at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences. France shared the secret of photography with the whole world, which was amazed to see its own reflection for the first time.