Janez Puhar was one of the first experimenters in the field of photography, who developed images on glass plates even before the French pioneers. An exhibition marking 200 years from Puhar's birth will present the character of this inventor, his mysterious, still not completely understood invention - light writing - and his precious, although not well-preserved body of work, which contributed so greatly to the world history of photography.
When in the second quarter of the 19th century, people in improvised labs all over the world provided first photographs, Puhar already presented his findings. He achieved renown in established scientific circles (National academies of science in European capitals) and reached millions of people on world exhibitions in London, New York and Paris.
Text: Blaženka First
Language: Slovenian, English
Size: 28 x 20 cm, 118 pages
Publisher: Narodni muzej Slovenije, 2014