What can we tell about a photograph by knowing about the camera used to make it? The painters featured in the IMA exhibition Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard were experimenting with the newest technology of their era; the photos they made were created in a highly charged creative atmosphere, buoyed by the democratization of the camera and the birth of amateur photography. Boston-based photograph conservator Paul Messier will muse on the technical aspects of the cameras and processes used by the featured painters, spurring thought about the origins of photographs in other eras, and about the camera itself as an indicator of the "cultural moment" of any photograph and its maker.


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