This post supplements the Brief History of Photography lecture in Photo 1.
Abelardo Morrell: The Making of a Camera Obscura
Abelardo Morell’s website.
David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).
The book. The DVD. An article about the book.
Not everyone agrees with Hockney’s thesis. Some counter arguments, here and here. The later one is perhaps the most valid because its author is a scholar. Hockney’s project has inspired further exploration and scholarship.
Jerry Spagnoli: contemporary daguerreotypist. A video presentation. His website.
BBC program: The Genius of Photography
Contemporary workshops in wet collodion and other alternative processes.
Sally Mann, contemporary collodion.
George Eastman House on Flickr
“Tim’s Vermeer“a documentary by Penn and Teller (yes, THAT Penn and Teller) about one man’s obsession with discovering Vermeer’s secrets. Hint: camera obscura! Trailer | NY Times article | TIFF summary