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Charles Marville, Passage Saint-Benoît, 1864–67, albumen print from collodion wet plate negative, Musée Carnavalet, Paris. © Musée Carnavalet / Roger-Viollet

History, Modernity, and Nature in Early French Photography

Sunday, Jul 13, 2014
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge, department of photography and special projects.

Malcolm Daniel explores the historical, aesthetic, and technical currents that influenced French photography in the 1850s and 1860s, a time when artists of exceptional talent took up a fully mature but still handcrafted medium and created pictures that remain among the greatest masterpieces made with the camera.

This talk is followed by a related lecture, “Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris in the Age of Haussmann.” A reception to meet the speakers, and viewing of the exhibition Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, follow the second lecture.

This event is free with Museum admission. Drop in to participate.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.