Modern-Day Collectors Snap Up Vintage Travel Photographs
Meyers, Laura, Art Business News
SPECIAL REPORT--A new trend is emerging among modern-day collectors--a love affair with the photographs taken from Victorian-age world explorations. These century-old ethnographic photographs are emerging more strongly now in the marketplace, both at auction and at art, antique and photography fairs. They depict diverse cultures in such historically romantic places as China, Japan, Egypt, Australia, India, South America and an equally-foreign American West.
"There was always an aspect of adventure and heroism to travel and exploration photographs," said Daile Kaplan, photography specialist and vice president at Swarm Galleries auctioneers in New York. "Making photographs in tropical conditions, or jungle conditions, or desert Conditions are very difficult circumstance. The desert may have been 120 degrees. You look at these period photographs, and they are so beautiful, and then you have to …
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Publication information: Article title: Modern-Day Collectors Snap Up Vintage Travel Photographs. Contributors: Meyers, Laura - Author. Magazine title: Art Business News. Volume: 27. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 8. © 2009 Summit Business Media. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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