Time Traveller: Exhibit explores the evolution of photography

Dozens of North Vancouver archival images highlight the history of photographic processes over the past 160 years

Left: Unknown photographer, n.d., tintype, NVMA TBP; Right) Cecil Halsey, 1992, Polaroid, NVMA F38-S7-SS6-3a

Images spanning from the early days of photography in the 19th century right up to the present are featured in the new exhibit, An Archival View: History of Photography on the North Shore (1860-2021).  

An Archival View is a physical and digital exhibition of more than 80 archival photographs selected from MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver. Created by Archives intern Emily Sylman, the exhibition presents a history of photographic processes (1860-2021) through examples found in the archives, with a focus on the technological evolution of photography and the changing social uses of images.

The exhibit officially opened in person (by appointment) on November 15 at the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) and goes online on November 22. For more information contact the Archives team: archives@monova.ca/604-990-3700.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to learn about MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver opening in Fall 2021.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley is open by appointment only. Contact: archives@monova.ca

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