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Antoin Sevruguin - Persian Photographer

In Focus: Antoin Sevruguin

  Antoin Sevruguin (Persian 1830-1933 :آنتوان سورگین: ) was an Armenian-Iranian photographer in Iran, also known by the name Serunian, Sergruvian, Sevriogin, Sevrugin, and Sevraguine, during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925). See more of Antoin Sevruguin’s photographs and glass plates in the collection at the Freer & Sackler Galleries – Smithsonian and click here …

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Cindy Sherman - American Photographer

In Focus: Cindy Sherman

Cynthia “Cindy” Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women …

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Hippolyte Bayard - Still Life 1839

In Focus: Hippolyte Bayard

Hippolyte Bayard (20 January 1801 – 14 May 1887) was a French photographer a pioneer in the history of photography. He invented his own process known as direct positive printing and presented the world’s first public exhibition of photographs on 24 June 1839. He claimed to have invented photography earlier than Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre in …

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What is Photography?

What is Photography?

Let’s start with the fact that Photography (derived from the Greek photos- for “light” and -graphos for “drawing”) is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. …

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