The exhibition presented by Galerie David Guiraud reveals the history of astrophotography. It covers the period between 1870 and 1960, and illustrates, with nearly 40 vintage silver print, the link between science, technology and photography.
The exhibition features images of close-ups of the Moon and its Henry Frères craters from the 1890s, the first photographs of the Sun from 1870 by Rutherfurd and from 1878 by Janssen, an image of the solar corona during a total eclipse proving the curvature of the light; catches of comets and shooting stars and, of course, the images of nebulae and galaxies taken between 1910 and 1960 by the observatories of Lick, Mont Wilson and Mont Palomar.
In 2019, the David Guiraud Gallery is going to present a major exhibition on NASA’s Lunar Orbiter, Gemini and Apollo missions that put the first man on the Moon. The exhibition will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of this event that has marked humanity. More information is coming soon.
Opening: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, 2:30 pm – 7 pm.
Read more at www.galerie-david-guiraud.com
Galerie David Guiraud
5, rue du Perche 75003 Paris, France
March 09, 2018 to April 27, 2018