The Photograph as Object, 1843–1969 is the first digital flipbook from the National Gallery of Canada.
Originally published in 1969, this catalog accompanied the inaugural exhibition of photographs from the Gallery’s collection. Featuring work by artists as diverse as Berenice Abbot, Eugène Atget, Julia Margaret Cameron and Walker Evans, The Photograph as Object explored the foundations of what has since become one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of photography.
First published in English only and followed by an abridged version in French (1970), The Photograph as Object is now available digitally in both languages.
As an archival document, the texts from The Photograph as Object are presented here as they were written at the time of their original publication, and may contain terminology no longer used today. Online visitors are invited to consult an erratum (PDF) reflecting recent scholarship, and which also outlines the copyright mentions for the images.