30 Oct 2007 13 Jan 2008

Camera obscura

First daguerreotype portraits (1841-1851)

The museum's collection of old photographs features an exceptional series of daguerreotypes, some of which were exhibited during the 'D’un regard l’Autre' (From one vision to another) exhibition.

About the exhibition

‘Daguerrrotypes’ is displayed in the West Gallery alongside another photography exhibition: Ruby’s Room, a collection of large color prints. ‘Daguerrrotypes’ plays on the contrasts in format, color and technique that arise from the juxtaposition of these two exhibitions. As such, it highlights the fleeting quality of the daguerreotype image which seems to offer us merely a reflection of reality. More specifically, this exhibition presents daguerreotypes taken in East Africa by Commander Charles Guillain between 1846 and 1848.

  • curator

    • Christine Barthe, Head of Photographic Collections, quai Branly Museum.
  • Place:   Mezzanine ouest
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 30 October 2007 at Sunday 13 January 2008
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions