I was invited to accompany an associate to the Rubin Museum today 11/11/13 so I could experience photography on a whole other level. I really enjoyed the experience seeing gorgeous old photos and how they are taken,developed and printed. This is when I realize that’s one of my pet peeves about a lot of the worlds new DSLR user’s, most of them don’t know the HISTORY of photography. After all you have to know where it came to know where you’er taken it, at least I feel that way.
Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.
These are original glass negatives,this is a long way from 35mm film and even longer from digital.