Traces of Light. The Duran daguerreotype collection

An insight into the first photographic technique: the daguerreotype

In an era when photography continues to evolve and play a lead role, Traces of Light focuses on the emergence of the daguerreotype, and how it changed forever humanity's perception of our world and ourselves. On the basis of one of the most notable daguerreotype collections anywhere in the country, the MNACTEC's Duran Collection, Traces of Light aims to present the key elements of the earliest days of photography, its leading lights, the technological advances that make photography possible, and its rapid incorporation within bourgeois society in the middle of the 19th century.  

Traces of Light provides the key to understanding the gems of vintage photography, the virtuoso skills seen in the works of some of the earliest photographers, and the use they were put to in contemporary society.