Photography from Obscura to App
On display September 23, 2016 – June 11, 2017
Photography from Obscura to App shows how developments in photographic processes and techniques have formed the way people photograph today and illustrates how photography has shaped the collective perception of today’s world. Visitors can make acquaintance with striking processes and technologies across the history of photography that have led it from a toilsome and complicated procedure to contemporary digital images, which have made everyone a photographer.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22nd, 7:00 – 9 :00 at the Museum
“We have to learn together to live together in a good way” is a lesson that rings as true today as it did during the first contact between early European settlers and Aboriginal Peoples. The exhibit, based on the lesson by Stone T’xwelátsé: an ancestor of the Stó:lō, encourages visitors to imagine what the meeting of these two world viewpoints resulted in as thousands of newcomers gathered in the Chilliwack area during the 1858 gold rush.