Collectors Circle Lecture: Dr. Geoffrey Batchen and Dr. Allison Moore
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Sunday November 1
2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

This event will be online via Zoom (link sent once registered)


Includes admission voucher (non-members of the MFA will receive a timed ticket to visit the MFA once they register)

Join us online as Dr. Geoffrey Batchen and Curator Dr. Allison Moore discuss the current exhibition Copper Silver Salt Ink: The Chemistry of Photography’s Enduring Desires, addressing the historical and social context around the making and circulation of early photographs, including industrialization, capitalism, and the lucrative printing of copies. This special exhibition includes examples of the two earliest successful photographic processes – calotypes and daguerreotypes – dating to the 1830s-1850s, by famous practitioners including William Henry Fox Talbot, Hill & Adamson, Southworth & Hawes, and Antoine Claudet. The exhibition also includes artistic historical and contemporary photogravures, a process that was the outgrowth of Talbot’s determination to reproduce images for books and folios.

Dr. Geoffrey Batchen (Ph.D. Sydney) is the Head of the Department of History of Art at the University of Oxford. He is renowned as a teacher, writer and curator focuses on the history of photography. 

Dr. Allison Moore (Ph.D. CUNY) is the Curator of Photography at the MFA, St. Petersburg. She is the author of Embodying Relation: Art Photography in Mali (Duke University Press, 2020).