From Daguerre to Digital: A History of the Camera

05 Apr 2017

‘From Daguerre to Digital: A History of the Camera’ by Dr Michael Pritchard, Chief Executive, Royal Photographic Society

Saturday 27th May, 2–4pm, at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery
Admission Free

Michael PritchardIn this illustrated talk, the photographic historian Dr Michael Pritchard will look at the evolution of the camera from the first simple wooden boxes to the modern digital camera and smartphone. He'll explain how  the camera changed from being a professional tool to one used by amateurs, and how they influenced particular photographers and genres of photography such as photojournalism. He will conclude by suggesting what the camera might become in the future.

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS is Chief Executive of The Royal Photographic Society and a photographic historian of long-standing. He spent over twenty years at Christie’s as a photographic specialist and auctioneer, setting new record prices and holding several landmark auctions. He completed a PhD in 2010, which looked at the history of British photographic manufacturing and retailing, before joining the RPS in 2011. He regularly lectures and broadcasts on different aspects of photography, and his most recent book is A history of photography in 50 Cameras (Bloomsbury, 2015).

At the end of the lecture, Dr Pritchard will present the trophies and certificates to members of Stockport Photographic Society, for the best photographs in the Annual Exhibition.

This event is part of Stockport Photographic Society's Spring into Photography series of events around its 125th Annual Exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Saturday 15th April 2017 – Tuesday 30th May 2017. Admission is free to exhibition & all events.

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