Friday, December 08, 2006

Alyssa Salomon at Aperture in NYC

If you were in NYC on December 7 the Aperture Foundation hosted a program entitled “The Daguerreotype Today”, a panel discussion featuring daguerrotype experts Alyssa Salomon (1708 Board Member), Jerry Spagnoli, Mike Robinson & Mark Kessell. This event was held in conjunction with Aperture’s exhibition & publication of a group of Chuck Close’s daguerreotypes. The discussion centered on how they have adapted this venerable photographic medium, which dates from the 1830's, for contemporary times.

Congratulations to Alyssa on being invited to participate in this lecture series!

2 comments:

Jonathan Danforth said...

I flew up to NYC for this discussion and was not let down in the slightest. As a daguerreotypist myself, I particularly enjoyed Alyssa's candor about the reasons she uses the Daguerreotype as a medium expression.

blog pixie said...

Thanks Jonathan!
Alyssa is amazing - we are delighted to have her at 1708!