The History of Photography
December 21, 2019 - June 20, 2020
The first commercial cameras came on the market in the 1880s, about the same time that the first train crossed the South Saskatchewan River into a town of tents, Medicine Hat. Explore the technological, artistic, and social changes of photography as it developed alongside the story of this community through changing technology and the lens of photographers within the region. From daguerreotypes to digital, we have been recording the people, places, and activities of the world around us. Capture glimpses of the evolution of photography through a Medicine Hat lens in Snapshot: A History of Photography.