Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900
Modern science and photography flowered simultaneously in the early 19th century, and photography was adopted as a scientific tool from the first years of its invention. Over the course of the century, scientists captured previously hidden realms, making pictures using the microscope and the telescope and using photography to analyze motion, see into faraway galaxies, and look inside the human body. How thrilling it must have been to see an X-ray for the first time! Through the design of this catalogue, I hope to capture just a bit of that excitement, wonder, and amazement for viewers of today.