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Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Matthew Brower


Pictures of animals are now ubiquitous, but the ability to capture animals on film was a significant challenge in the early era of photography. This book takes us back to the time when Americans started taking pictures of the animal kingdom, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the moment when photography became a mass medium and wildlife photography an increasingly popular genre. The book investigates the way photography changed our perception of animals. It analyzes how photographers created new ideas about animals as they moved from taking pictures of taxidermic specimens in so-called ... More

Keywords: animals, photography, wildlife photography, taxidermic specimens, camera hunting, visual cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816654789
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Brower, author
Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History, York University, Curator, University of Toronto, Art Centre