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Tournachon (Nadar), Sarah Bernhardt
Renowned french actress illustrates the subtle gradiations of light and dark that are possible in black and white photography. Captured in a pensive mood. Her piercing eyes stare at nmothing in particular but seem capable of deep penetration.
Niepce, View from His Window at Gras
Made with a 8 hour exposure time and its only surviving example of Niepces efforts to fix an image from nature.
Brady, Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond
Dark contrasts. Testimony to a dying civilization. The dark architectural skeleton arranged as a stark horizontal is silhouetted against a light sky with only a few interving grays.
- Muybridge, Galloping Horse
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