Louis-Alphonse Davanne - Arena at Arles, France
Sabine Weiss - Restaurant Coquet, Paris
Lisa Holden - Reclining
Hiroshi Watanabe - Santa Monica Pier
Lisa Holden - Pink Poppies
Arthur Tress - Throne of Aphrodite, New York

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In Praise of History, Context, Richness, Knowledge and Understanding in Photography (and Art)

"Tomorrow was created yesterday...And by the day before yesterday, too."--John le Carré, A Most Wanted Man

During my visit to last November's Paris Photo, I had a run-in with a man…

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Featured Exhibit

Autochrome: Beauty in Colored Pointillism

By Alex Novak with considerable help from Nicholas Burnett

The first version of the Autochrome, which was the first practical color process, was patented on December 17th, 1903 by the brothers…

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Collecting Resources


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Art and Photographic Historian

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