April 24, 2019 | Meeting 1474 | “Clear Light and Shining Ruins” presented by Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Wesleyan University

Within a few months after its invention in 1839, photography was being used to depict the monuments of Classical antiquity in Greece and Italy. The growth of photography coincided with the burgeoning of middle-class travel around the Mediterranean, which in turn gave rise to a great increase in texts like guidebooks and travel memoirs. In this lecture Andrew Szegedy-Maszak will discuss the early photographic images of Greece and the cultural context in which they were created. Read More