Historic prints from the beginning of photography to go on auction in London

These are more important as visual documentation of a time and place. It’s not always about how pretty it looks, or how well they composed/exposed the image.

Sometimes(all to infrequently, if you ask me) it’s about content.

Artistic photography is a luxury afforded by our familiarity with the concept, and the ease with which we can now create photographs. The first photographers were not artists, they were anthropologists, historians, scientists… Their photos furthered their work, they weren’t the work itself.

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