Focus 45: Focus 45 Lunch Series with Assistant Curator of Photographs Jessica Johnston

On Thursday August 8, 2013 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in Curtis Theatre


The Hidden Mother

Once the business of portrait photography took hold in the nineteenth century, it was common for a family to visit a photographer’s studio to have a portrait made of their child. One strategy used to placate an upset or unwilling child was to cloak or otherwise "hide" the mother within the photograph. Assistant Curator of Photographs Jessica Johnston will introduce visitors to this curious and unintentional byproduct of early commercial portraiture through examples of the phenomenon held in the photography collection at George Eastman House.  

Admission: Free to members; incl. w/ admission, or $6/$3 students, talk only. Bring your lunch or purchase in the Eastman House Café—call (585) 271-3361 ext. 223 to pre-order.



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