For this Park Avenue gallery who has only a few steps to take to get to the AIPAD, photography began in the middle of the 19th century. The gallery reminds us of these beginnings with pictures by Charles Simart, William Henry Fow Talbot, Henri Courmont or Rufus Anson. Often taken with the daguerreotype technique, these pictures reveal landscapes of the French countryside, the British monuments, as well as portraits of Americans. Pictures of nudes, not only feminine, already existed.
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