From the very first photographic images to the work of contemporary photographers, photography is one of our major areas of expertise and is represented throughout our collection.
As well as people and landscapes, stereo-images were also used to capture fantastic views of the moon.
National Science and Media Museum volunteer Peter Harvey writes about how Poetics of Light proves the simplest cameras can produce some of the most atmospheric images.
You might think of 3D as brand new technology—but the surprisingly modern-looking 3D viewers in our collection date back to the late 19th century.
Large format Polaroid photographs—some more than 2m high and 1m wide—were made in an instant but offer a challenge when it comes to long-term preservation.
Wearable technology isn’t as new as you think. From 1880s portable cameras to the personal radio of the 1930s, see some intriguing examples from our collection.
Dance crazes have always sparked outrage and debate, as these images from our collection prove!
Sometimes, it’s difficult for a photograph to embody the essence of a historic object. How have techniques developed when it comes to recording ancient artefacts?
Dr Jane Frances, Policy Adviser in Education at Changing Faces, talks about how we look at faces and how different ways of seeing are represented in our In Your Face exhibition.