Learn about the history of photography and see the treasures of Latvian photography!

The visitors attending the booth of Latvian Museum of Photography at Riga Photo Show 2014 will have an opportunity to learn about the history of photography, see the works of Latvian photographers and to acquire the cyanotype printing process. Inquisitive younger guests will be welcome to the informative children’s corner!

Riga Photo Show gives an opportunity to see daguerreotype (positive image on silver-coated copper plates), the first publicly announced photographic process, autochromous plates of Eduards Gaiķis, a Latvian photographer, that marked the beginning of colour photography process in 1910, a ferrotype or tintype camera called “cannon” of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and other collection items. The Latvian Museum of Photography will also present a 3D movie predecessor - the 3D imaging technique or the so-called stereoscopy.

Moreover, in the Museum’s booth visitors will have a possibility to see the works of Latvia’s most prominent photographers - Jānis Gleizds, Gunārs Binde, Egons Spura, Leonīds Tugaļevs, Vilhelms Mihailovskis, Valdis Brauns, Māra Brašmane and other photographers -, as well as the images made from glass plates of the 1920/30s that is part of the Strenči Photostudio’s ample collection.

The youngest visitors, their parents and other enthusiasts will be welcome to children's corner to learn how to wind a photographic film onto a developing reel, perform different photography-related tasks, see and touch things that earlier were part of each photography lab. On Sunday, 16 November, from 12.00-15.00, enthusiasts are welcome to the workshop conducted by the photographer Nora Vrubļevska and learn the historical cyanotype method.

Booth staff will be happy to answer all questions visitors may have.

More information: www.fotomuzejs.lv