South Bend, IN
Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first photographic process. It required specialized skill, equipment and hazardous chemicals. Now, we almost all carry a camera around with us every day in the form of our phones. Furthermore, social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share those images with an immediacy that could not be imagined 177 years ago.
With equipment no longer an obstacle, we can now all be photographers if we want to be, and the SBMA wants to encourage your creative eye. Be part of the exhibition!
Submit your images through Instagram! | Deadline is October 16, 11:59 p.m.
Beginning with the opening of the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography, we will install a new selection of images every 2 weeks. Each installation will center on one of five themes inspired by the subjects of daguerreotypes in the show: Portraits, Still Life, Work, Landscape, and Pets.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website