Les frères Blancs
PhotographerJames Craig Annan
Image Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.1 cm Planche XIV
Support Dimensions: 40.0 x 28.8
Known as The White Friars, this photograph taken in Italy in 1894 is an early example of stop-movement photography made by Annan with a hand-held camera.
Original copy for this entry posted to Facebook on August 28, 2011:
Today, a photo of Italian monks walking down the street caught mid-stride would be unremarkable indeed. But in 1894, the “White Friars” taken by Scottish photographer James Craig Annan was considered groundbreaking. An example of stop-movement photography captured by a hand camera. Annan additionally made the copper photogravure plate printed by Charles Wittmann for the Photo Club of Paris 1896 exhibition portfolio.