Exhibition of Works by Pioneering Photographers Featured at Paul Kasmin Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery, in cooperation with Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs, presents Drawing with Light: Paper Negatives, 1842-1864. Including works by pioneering photographers William Henry Fox Talbot, Chares Nègre, Dr. John Murray, Frédéric Flachéron and Louis-Rémy Robert, the exhibition will provide a rare glimpse into the early history of photography. It will be on view from March 3rd to April 2nd at Paul Kasmin’s 511 W. 27th Street space. Discovered in 1840, Talbot’s calotype process created negative images on paper sensitized with silver salts. Because these negatives captured light directly, Talbot prized them above all else for their great fidelity to nature. Moreover, unlike the daguerreotype, which produced only one image, multiple prints could be made from