2610: Singular Images: Images

The first essay discusses the image, Latice Window (with the Camera Obscura), August 1835.

Here it the full image:LatticedWindowAtLacockAbbey

Here is a version that has been colour corrected and enlarged:


Here are references to the image:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (good explanatory text)

National Media Archive (scroll down a bit)

Oxford Reference entry for the image

Google Images (to see all the variations, good and bad, of uploading an historic image to the web)

Contemporary interpretation of Talbot’s iconic image from the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit, “Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography” 2010

More information about William Henry Fox Talbot.


The second essay discusses Charles Nègre, “Chimney Sweeps Walking”, 1852.

It is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
This is an compelling analysis of Negrè’s image as it relates to representation and capitalism.

Charles Nègre entry in the Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography.


In today’s lecture I mentioned the following artists/scientists/concepts/websites
:NASA (!) multimedia

This is Now! : This site showcases the latest image uploaded to Instagram based on geo-tag locations.

Eadweard Muybridge

MuybridgeBuffalo Muybridge_race_horse_animated

Harold Edgerton
Edgerton digital collection at MIT

Martin Klimas
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Sophie Calle

Rineke Dijkstra

Post-mortem photography
Lots of information available on this topic, but this is a good collection of images (on Pinterest of all places!)

The invisible/hidden mother
images from The Guardian.
A book on the subject.
Article in The Guardian
BBC news
The disappearing mother

Stereographs at the Library of Congress |
A brief history of stereographs and stereoscopes (good images)
Stereographs and travel.
Stereographs and the U.S. Civil War (good images)

Carte de Visite: A brief history of the Carte de Visite from the American Museum of Photography

Excellent resource of carte de visites from the Flickr feed of the George Eastman House

Camera Obscura • Photo history

Please meet in the Zavitz Gallery on Thursday morning. We will begin our class with a guided tour (fancy!) of a Nicolas Good’s installation, Obsoletism.

After viewing the installtion, we will talk about history of colour photography, discus the assigned podcasts and watch the following videos which explore the sociological impacts of the colour:
A BBC video that explores, “the research on the strange relationship between light, the eye and mind, and the development of new technologies such as photography and film”

A short video about the history of color photography from the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)

Mariah posted this TED talk about Colour Theory.

Nicolas was influenced by David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge.
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 (as well as art installations at U of G).