Young America. The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes. George Eastman House International Center of Photography
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YOUNG AMERICA
BIOGRAPHIES
FAMILY
STUDIO
PUBLIC PORTRAITURE
PORTRAIT ART
COLORING
POSTMORTEM PORTRAITURE
THE DEATH OF PAIN
THE PARLOR STEREOSCOPE
DAGUERREOTYPE PROCESS
PERMANENCE
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George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, N.Y. and International Center of Photography announced in 2000 a formal alliance, principally to make their collections and programs more widely available to the public. This joint venture’s unprecedented success has set a standard for collaborations in the museum world, garnering recognition nationally and internationally.

A key component of the alliance has been the jointly organized series “New Histories of Photography.” A total of nine exhibitions have been mounted for the series, beginning with Daguerreotypomania! in 2000 through the exhibition currently on view, Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance. These exhibitions have presented new approaches to the history of the medium, drawing on George Eastman House’s and ICP’s collections of photographs and documents and the ongoing research of the museum’s curators.

The current alliance project, Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, is a major exhibition of more than 160 daguerreotypes by famed Boston photographers Southworth & Hawes. Featured are daguerreotypes and artifacts from George Eastman House plus 37 major institutions and collectors. This exhibition is the most ambitious alliance project to date.

 

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