Welcome, Museum of Photographic Arts!Posted by Penny in Uncategorized
The Museum of Photographic Arts has just joined Flickr Commons, and (as their name might suggest) their photos are already a treat. They’ve got something for everyone: Like famous photographers? They have Fox Talbot and Gertrude Kasebier, Lewis Hine and Julia Cameron, Dorothea Lange and Eadweard Muybridge, for starters. Into photographic and printing processes? They’ve got cyanotypes, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes, some salt prints, lots of albumen and gelatin silver prints. Are the subjects more of interest? The first 500+ uploads include portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural images, and photojournalism, from Hindu temples to European cathedrals to the London streets to the American West. The Museum of Photographic Arts is based in San Diego, California, so there’s also a nice set of images from the Panama-California Exposition there, in 1915.