From Daguerreotype to Digital: Exploring the History of Photography

As we are bombarded by photographic images today, it is hard to imagine that the first daguerreotype was created in 1839. From Muybridge and motion, darkroom to digital, the first instant camera Polaroid sold at Jordan Marsh to Instagram, together we will explore the history and process of capturing icons and ideas in print and online.

Beth may lead seminar participants on an optional tour at the Museum of Fine Arts depending upon the MFA’s spring exhibits.

  • Group Leader(s): BETH SANDERS
  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Times: 10:00 am to noon
  • Start Date: 3/3/2020
  • End Date: 3/24/2020
  • Sessions: 4
  • Exceptions: recurring
  • Venue: The Engineering Center
  • Teaching Style: Lecture and discussion
  • Weekly Preparation: None
  • Biography:

    Beth Sanders has pursued an artistic, culinary and botanical path in Boston, Switzerland, North Carolina, Padua and Rome in Italy, and Portland, Maine at museums, universities and botanical gardens. She was as a docent and artist-in-residence at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, where she also served on the advisory board, and as a master gardener for the Durham County Extension service. Currently, she is a docent at the Portland Museum of Art and its Winslow Homer Studio. At the MFA Boston, she is a gallery instructor, a liaison to the Boston Public Schools, and vice-chair of the gallery instructor advisory board. She serves as chair of membership and marketing committee for Beacon Hill Seminars. Her botanical illustrations and calligraphy are found in international collections.

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