|Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography||The J. Paul Getty Museum||USA||Los Angeles|
|Gordon Parks: Segregation Story||High Museum of Art||USA||Atlanta|
|Esko Mannikko: Time Flies, A Highlight||Collezione Maramotti/Kunsthalle Helsinki||Italy||Reggio Emilia|
|Art||Exhibition||Museum – Gallery – Space||City – Country|
|Henri Cartier Bresson||Ara Pacis||Italy|
|Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) Pioneer of Photography||Museum Voor Shcone Kunsten Gent||Belgium|
|National Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition||National Portrait Gallery||Australia|
|Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography||The J. Paul Getty Museum||USA|
|Salt and Silver: Early Photographs 1840-1860||Tate Britain||England|
|Faces Now||BOZAR Center for Fine Arts||Belgium|
|Mika Ninagawa: Self-Image||Hara Museum of Contemporary Art||Japan|
|Gordon Parks: Segregation Story||High Museum of Art||USA|
|Esko Mannikko: Time Flies, A Highlight||Collezione Maramotti/Kunsthalle Helsinki||Italy|
Photography is an essential and popular medium of art. As technology advances through time, so do the methods of producing photographs. Several of our nominees tell the story of how new production techniques translate to emerging styles. Others are original pioneers in the field and present some of the best artists’ works throughout the history of photography.
Though some consider the history of photography emerged during antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura, it is generally accepted that 1826 or 1827 is the actual birth of this art form.
Thomas Wedgewood made the first reliably documented although unsuccessful attempt to capture images around 1800. In the mid-1820s, Nicéphore Niépce succeeded, but several days of exposure in the camera were required. Louis Daguerre, an associate of Niépce, went on to develop the daguerreotype process, the first publicly announced photographic process and commercially introduced in 1839.
A new award category this year, there are nine nominees- with themes as varied as their locations. Because of the medium’s ability to capture reality in real time, this art genre often deals with stark subject matters and historical moments around the world.
On the other end of the spectrum, the use of photography to capture quiet beauty and surreal images is equally powerful and renowned for many photographers.