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Deutsches Technikmuseum - Photo technology

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The Fascination of the Moment – The Technical History of Photography

The story of photography as a technical means of producing images, told in about 40 imaginatively designed presentations. In a vivid and entertaining way the exhibition traces the development of the technology up to the present day, using portrait photography to illustrate the advances.

Photo: A view of the art installation Portrait Camera Matrix. All the portraits are black-and-white

At the beginning you are welcomed by an art photography installation: a portrait matrix of 50 people holding cameras, as if waiting to photograph you.

Photo: Display cases containing exhibits on the early history of photography and applied photography

Early history of photography and applied photography

We devote special attention to the different uses of photography, including espionage, travel, war and aerial photography, advertising photography, press photography, panoramas, stereo images and instant photos. Each theme is placed in an illustrative setting. And you can also find out about photographic optics and lens design, which are explained here in an easy-to-understand way.

Photo: Fun with interactive facial morphing. On a large screen, a boy merges his face with the face of a grown man

Fun with interactive facial morphing

Alongside attractive artistic elements, the exhibition also has hands-on exhibits and interactive multimedia installations. Discover the creative possibilities of photographic technology with the camera obscura or by using photo morphing software to merge two faces into one.

The exhibition also features a photo gallery showing temporary exhibitions.

Photo: View of the display on technical developments. In the foreground a wooden reproduction camera, which is five metres long

The technical developments section, in the middle a reproduction camera