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145 | David Octavius Hill - Robert Adamson
 - Portrait Photographs 1843-1848

David Octavius Hill - Portrait Photographs 1843-1848

Sep - Oct 1941, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Curator: Beaumont Newhall (1908 - 1993)
The MoMA press release states: "These photographs, the earliest of which were made only four years after the invention of photography, are remarkable documents of camera work, taking a place in the history of photography comparable to that of the Gutenberg Bible in the history of typography.
But it is for their artistic quality rather than for their archaeological significance that these forty prints, chosen from the collection of Heinrich Schwarz of Buffalo, New York, are exhibited. They represent perhaps the first use of photography as a medium of artistic expression, and form a part of its rich tradition."