I’m taking an undergrad class about History of Photography here at Duke: it covers from Nicéphor Nièpce and Louis Daguerre’s first attempts to create a new technique to capture reality around 1839 to contemporary photography. We have covered the first 60 years of photography so far and it has been quite a discovery!
Tomorrow we have a typical Art History exam (looking at images, writing down the title, author, date, technique, and explaining some particular aspects of them), so two little rodents are accompanying me while I study for it. Wish me luck!
(“We are daguerreotyping like lions”. Horace Vernet, November 1839. Or like piggies, maybe?…)