as the Daguerreian Society celebrates its 25th Anniversary at the home of
the inventor of photography, Louis J. M. Daguerre.
The dates to set aside:
Wednesday, October 9 through Monday, October 14, 2013.
For the first time, our organization will hold its annual symposium
outside of the US, as we participate in a series of exciting events in the
City of Bry-sur-Marne, France...just outside of Paris.
The City of Bry, and its Mayor Jean-Pierre Spilbauer, have invited
members of the Daguerreian Society (and interested friends) to witness
the results of a six-year restoration project bringing Daguerre's last
surviving Diorama painting back to life. The Diorama is a large-scale
painting with illusionary effects that seem to magically transform the
small church in Bry into a cathedral.
Other events include the first exhibition of photographs ever held
in Daguerre's mansion in Bry. This exhibit features more than 70
American portrait daguerreotypes from the collection of Daguerreian
Society member Wm. B. Becker, Director of the online American
Museum of Photography. The exhibition in Daguerre's mansion
continues at the Musée Gatien-Bonnet in the nearby city of
Lagny-sur-Marne. Here, images from the daguerreotype period and later works
through the year 1900 show the evolution of portrait photography in
Our travel arrangements will include a choice of hotels in Paris,
transportation to Bry and Lagny, and opportunities to visit photography
departments at Parisian museums.
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