One of the most intriguing booths at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York last weekend didn't offer anything for sale: For the first time, the George Eastman House (right) was at the fair, here from Rochester to tell people about a new joint-venture with the Rochester Institute of Technology called "The Center for the Legacy of Photography."
The Eastman House booth offered an exhibit called "Cause & Effect," a series of vintage photographic prints from its collection that provided insight into "historic cause-and-effect relationships of materials and processes." For example, there was an early salt print by the partners, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, that was shown adjacent to later prints in platinum and carbon. And there were several prints of Lewis W. Hine's Powerhouse Mechanic (left), again showing how the choice of material and process changed the aesthetics of the image.
The exhibition provided a window on the Center's mission... MORE >>