Slides. The History of Projected Photography

PublisherMusée de l'Elysée & Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne
PhotographerMany different artists including Alfred Stieglitz, Helen Levitt, Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, Dan Graham, Robert Smithson, Jan Dibbets, Allan Sekula, Nan Goldin, Runo Lagomarsino, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Krzysztof Wodiczko
EditorAnne Lacoste, Nathalie Boulouch, Olivier Lugon and Carole Sandrin
Date of PublicationMay 2017
Location of PublicationLausanne (Switzerland)
PrizeFinalist in Exhibition Catalogue / Single Subject_EC
Entry Description

This book consists of one of the first study dedicated to the history of slides, from its beginnings in the second half of the 19th century to today. Although the history of photography was built around prints, there were significant developments in photographic projection from the last third of the nineteenth century, particularly in the tradition of magic lanterns. Slides offer a unique field of exploration involving a wide variety of forms, protagonists and places spanning a period of over one hundred and fifty years. Its history reveals the dissemination of knowledge, the quest for color and stereoscopy, the boom in amateur photography giving rise to a flourishing industry at the end of the nineteenth century and in the 1960s and 1970s, and also tells of the medium’s integration into the contemporary art scene.