Subject: Vanessa Schulman to speak at Fenwick Library, Feb. 19
Monday, February 19 from 2-4 pm in the Special Collections Research Center seminar room (Fenwick Library 2400). Professor Vanessa Schulman of the History and Art History department will provide remarks on the exhibition "From Tintypes to .TIFFs - Life through the Lens," and Argo Tea will provide refreshments.
Dr. Schulman will address how three aspects of early photographs--tangibility, singularity, and authenticity--helped shape photographic practice in the early decades of the medium. These three qualities, apparently inherent to the early formats of the Daguerreotype and tintype, defined audience expectations of the medium and continue to have repercussions for today's photographic practice.