The history of three-dimensional photography

Stereo photography had achieved mass popularity by the early 20th century and gradually made way for new types of representation. Although losing precedence, it left viewers with an experience peculiar to our perception of three-dimensional images. Today the illusion of easy transit to another world, both terrifying and compelling, is intriguing audiences yet again. // Unknown author, View of a fountain, Russia. Late 19th – early 20th century, Albumen print

Stereo photography had achieved mass popularity by the early 20th century and gradually made way for new types of representation. Although losing precedence, it left viewers with an experience peculiar to our perception of three-dimensional images. Today the illusion of easy transit to another world, both terrifying and compelling, is intriguing audiences yet again. // Unknown author, View of a fountain, Russia. Late 19th – early 20th century, Albumen print

MAMM collection
The ‘Eye To Eye’ exhibition devised by the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow with the participation of the Polytechnical Museum presents various episodes from the story of stereo photography, inviting the modern viewer to independently recreate the order of events and see that one of the most popular leisure activities of the 19th century can also be an object of interest to the sophisticated audience.

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