Until Thu 30 June 2022

Amateur Photography 1880-1920 “The Death Row of Posed Portrait”

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Amateur Photography 1880-1920 “The Death Row of Posed Portrait”  Olivier Guyaux


Amateur photography at the turn of the 20th century saw the birth of a mass phenomenon seen today in the form of an overflow of digital images. The prints exhibited were taken mostly in USA around the early years of the 20th century, an extraordinary period during which portable cameras became accessible to millions of new and enthusiastic amateur photographers. Visits by appointment

Incredible candid shots of US amateur photographs at the start of the 20th century. Tintype, Cyanotype, Albumines and Silver Plates.

Dynamic and natural amateur photos by American photographers at the turn of the 20th century. Tintypes, cyanotypes, albumins and glass plates.
In dialogue with the 100 originals, the collection has been digitised in ultra-high definition. Funny, emotional, the photos and the tiny and unique originals are placed opposite large 2m2 prints and immerse the visitor in the proximity of these faces so contemporary while more than a century separates us. Even without social networks, already at the end of the 19th century, the staging and sharing of images of one's life became a preoccupation of amateur photographers. This exhibition illustrates the dynamism with which they began to use the camera, in a way that still moves us today.
The TinyGallery is located a stone's throw from Place Flagey in Ixelles. It is equipped with a lab for old techniques and traditional photography. It hosts workshops on the alternative techniques of Cyanotype, Van Dijk, Gum bichromate.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 — Thursday, June 30, 2022


Monday     Closed
Tuesday     from 12:00 to 14:00
Wednesday     from 12:00 to 14:00
Thursday     from 17:00 to 19:00
Friday     from 17:00 to 19:00
Saturday     from 15:00 to 17:00
Sunday     from 15:00 to 17:00
This event is also accessible by appointment

This event is accessible by appointment only

Exceptional closure

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022


TinyGallery Brussels

de la Cuve, 26
1050 Ixelles

T. +32 475 27 95 56 (Information)
T. +32 475 27 95 56 (Booking)
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Group: €5.00
Normal: €9.00




TinyGallery Brussels