Rarey’s New Essay: ​”Camera Lucida Mexicana: Travel, Visual Technologies, and Contested Objectivities”

Matthew Francis Rarey’s essay ​”Camera Lucida Mexicana: Travel, Visual Technologies, and Contested Objectivities” discusses three nascent visual technologies—the camera lucida, the panorama, and the daguerreotype—as often stubborn and defiant agents in quests for both scientific rationality and picturesque image-making in the first four decades of the nineteenth century.… Continue Reading »