Untitled

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Photographer unknown

About this artwork

After George Eastman introduced the handheld Kodak #1 camera in 1888, amateurs made millions of snapshots depicting friends and family, travels, and festive occasions such as weddings. Even while solidifying such thoroughly conventional behaviors, amateur photography developed a new pictorial language that privileged immediacy, spontaneity, and accident. Career photographers and art historians—but also antiques vendors and flea-market shoppers—have long recognized the value of the “snapshot aesthetic.” The rise of social media and smartphones in recent years has effectively ended the era of the snapshot as both a printed photograph and an image for a private audience.

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Photography

Artist

Peter Cohen

Title

Untitled

Origin

Unknown Place

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

7.5 x 7.5 cm (image); 9 x 8.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter J. Cohen

Reference Number

2013.158.194

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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