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Photos and Reflections

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Photos and Reflections



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"Very Like a Whale." Photograph by Rosamond Purcell.

Rosamond Purcell is a photographer whose pictures can be seen in the exhibition, Very Like a Whale.  In order to take the pictures, she used glass bottles like the ones you see on the right side of your screen. The bottles are shiny, like a mirror, and created interesting reflections.

 

You can see more of Rosamond's pictures, and other items from the exhibition, by clicking on this link.

 

Do they look like other photographs that you have seen? Why or why not?

 

 

 
Mercury glass jars. 20th century. Courtesy Rosamond Purcell.



Did you know?

George Eastman invented rolled film in 1885. This invention made cameras easier to use, and millions of people bought his Kodak cameras. Before Eastman's invention, photographs were taken on thin sheets of metal called plates. Today, most photographs are taken with digital cameras that do not use film. 



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