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Points of View: Themes

Beginnings

From Talbot's revolution in the early 1840s

Portraits

A new age of celebrity dawned thanks to portraiture

Art

Now everyone could enjoy art

Travel

Photographers were recording their travels

Life

Photographs exposed harsh truths and imagined idylls

Science

New ways to understand the world beyond human vision

Progress

Cameras documented the forging of a new world

New century

A new century promised and threatened

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