Vintage Camera Day is a celebration of the history of the camera. In her time, Alice Austen used a glass plate camera, but like many photographers today, she followed the latest trends in camera and lens technology. This event will feature activities on vintage image-making, talks by artists and photographers, and displays of vintage cameras and equipment.

Activities include:

-Vintage camera show-and-tell (BYOC – bring your own camera)

-Tours of Alice Austen’s darkroom

-Display of one of Alice Austen’s original cameras

-Dress-up for a silhouette photograph

-View vintage photography and camera collections with artist Ciro Galeno (including ambrotypes, tintypes, daguerreotypes)

-Learn about Alice Austen’s lenses and cameras (@1:30 p.m.) with Geoffrey Berliner, Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation

-Steampunk Photo Parlor Tricks magic lantern demonstration (@ 3:00 p.m.) with Edward Coppola and Doug Schwab

via Events | Alice Austen House.