Skip to content
Anthony Friedkin featured in the exhibition In Focus: The Camera

Extras with Film Cameras, 1996. 

Once a simple wooden box with a primitive lens and cap for controlling light, the camera has undergone enormous change since its invention nearly two hundred years ago. Advancements such as flexible film stocks, built-in light meters, motor drives, and microchips transformed the way the camera captures and preserves a moment in time. This exhibition features a wide selection of historic cameras, including the first mass-market digital camera, which helped usher in a new era for photography.  

Along with the selection of cameras, photographs that depict photographers at work and photographer's self-portratis with their cameras complement the exhibition.