Other: Wed, Oct 20, 7pm - 9pm
The Past Again - Reflection of the Daguerreotype with Grant B Romer
This event is intended for an audience without special knowledge or experience with the Daguerreotype process and its pictorial legacy. It will introduce the basics of daguerreotype connoisseurship through an overview of the history of the process and illustrations of the varied special aspects of the daguerreotype, as both image and object, which distinguish it from all other forms of photography. There also will be much for the advanced connoisseur to enjoy, since Romer will be introducing recently evolved thinking about the Daguerreotype in light of the dramatic changes in imaging and information technology in the last ten years.
Romer specializes in the history, practice and preservation of the daguerreotype. Since 1975, Romer has practiced and taught this striking 19th century form of photography, gaining intimate knowledge of the medium. His uniquely extensive scholarship and experience is an invaluable resource to collectors, dealers and institutions.
This event is in conjunction with the Daguerreian Society’s 22nd annual symposium taking place in Atlanta Oct. 21 – 24. Visit www.daguerre.org for more information, or see ACP listings 150, 152 & 156.
Presented with the Daguerreian Society and the High Museum of Art. This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4400
ACP Listing #: 014