PhotoHistory Symposium Features World's First Digital Camera!
The Photographic Historical Society, founded in 1966, is the oldest such
group in the world. It will sponsor PhotoHistory XIV in Rochester, NY on
Oct. 16-18, 2009.
The symposium speakers hail from Canada, England, Belgium and the US. The
keynote speaker is Steven Sasson, the co-inventor of the digital camera (in
Other topics include photo postcards (1905-1935), high-speed motion picture
cameras (a demonstration), images of Daguerre, early advertising
photography, early Nikon cameras, Kodak string-set cameras, Folmer &
Schwing's cameras, the Woodburytype, J. Horace McFarland and the Autochrome,
35 mm film (the most popular film format), history of the bicycle through
the lens of the camera, Chinese photography 1842-1870, and daguerreotypes in
PhotoHistory, held every 3 years since 1970, brings together photographic
historians, collectors and dealers from around the world.
Events include a Saturday symposium at George Eastman House, and a Trade
Show on Sunday specializing in vintage cameras, photographs, and all things
photographic, from ephemera to books.
PhotoHistory XIII in 2006 attracted people from 8 countries and 22 states.
The symposium is presented by The Photographic Historical Society, at George
Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, NY.
Information: www.tphs.org, 585-288-6359; PhotoHistory, PO Box 10342,
Rochester, NY 14610
Hotel reservations: www.doubletree.com
585-475-1510, 800-222-TREE; ask for PhotoHistory rate