Synopsis by Sally Barber
The Camera: Early Photography and Moving Pictures series tracks the development of photography as an art form. Volumes one through seven examine the evolution of the tool, while volumes eight through ten focus on the technological contributions leading to modern filmmaking. This volume features two segments. "Photographic Pleasures" recaptures the excitement created by the introduction of 3-D photographs in the 1850s, innovations leading to the snapshot, and George Eastman's film and box camera. The second segment, "Soldiers of the Queen", documents the practice of British officers of the 1850s who took the camera to the battlefield as they fought for their country. These documentary films recapture the wonder surrounding the emerging medium.
development, evolution, technology, battlefield, camera, motion-pictures, photography