Fans of 19th century photography are strongly advised to be in New York City this October. Why? The Daugeurreian Society will present the 19th-Century Photography Conference and Show, a five-day event that will feature and art fair, panel discussions, receptions, and tours.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect.
On October 19th, a symposium, from 9:30 to 4pm will
feature a panel discussion with top contemporary artists discussing how 19th-century photography and its processes have influenced their work, and presentations by curators and collectors on why they include 19th-century photography along with modern and contemporary photography in their collections. Highlights include:
Some of the highlights will be looking at how contemporary art photographers can use 19th Century photoprocesses, how these processes can help “save” contemporary photography, a history of photography, and a panel by collector Dan Solomon .
On October 20th, the Annual Daguerreian Society Conference will get underway at 8:45. Speakers will in include the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s photography curator Jeffrey Rosenheim, scholar Larry Schaaf, scientist Dusan Stulik, the Met’s Stephen Pinson, Museum of Fine Art’s Nancy Keeler, Thomas Walther, Mike Medhurst of Medhurst & Co., and many more art gallerists and fine art academics.
An evening reception will also occur that Friday:
Following the Conference on Friday, October 21, attendees are invited to attend several receptions: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will hold a reception for the exhibitions Adam Fuss Daguerreotypes and The Womb of the Pre-Raphaelite Imagination and John Beasley Greene at 962 Madison Avenue. Howard Greenberg Gallery will hold a reception for the exhibition “A New and Mysterious Art:” Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Artcurated by Jerry Spagnoli at 41 E. 57th Street. Both events are from 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22nd, will be the star of the event, with a 19th Century Photography Show:
The 19th-Century Photography Show will be held for one day only on Saturday, October 22, from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. with more than 100 international photography art dealers. On view will be museum-quality daguerreotypes and other 19th century photography by some of the most important photographers of the time. Exhibitors from the U.S., England, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Sweden, and Canada will include Peter Fetterman Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, James Hyman Gallery, Alan Klotz Gallery, Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Lee Gallery, Serge Plantureux, William Schaeffer, Vintage Works, Ltd., Janet Lehr Inc., 19th-Century Rare Books and Photographs, and Charles Schwartz, Ltd., among many others.
Wednesday, October 19th and Sunday, October 23rd, will be made available for offsite tours. The event will be held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel and tickets are available through the Daguerreian Society.
For More Information: The Daguerreian Society