THE PRIMORDIAL MOON

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Peter Yumi
2007
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Peter Yumi created THE PRIMORDIAL MOON while pondering: What did the moon look like before it was photographed? The video cycles between the first daguerreotype print of the moon, made by John William, and hundreds of moon photos taken from flickr.com

Rhizome staff
2021

A concerning the first photo ever taken of the moon. I ask what did the moon look like before it was photographed. The video was created using 300 images from flickr.com taken randomly during a search of the tag MOON.
WHAT DID THE MOON LOOK LIKE BEFORE IT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED ?
I have been contemplating this very notion, and wondering what the unanswerable is. Would love to know your thoughts on the subject.
First Photo of the Moon
first of moon what did it look like before it was photographed ?
John William was born in England and immigrated in the U.S.A.
There he became a chemistry professor in the New York University.
The silver platinum plate (Daguerreotype print) of the moon was
the first of a series that where shot using a telescope. This series
was later presented at the Science Academy. Draper was also the
first to shoot a portrait in America, the portrait of his sister
Dorothy - Catherine . In 1864 he became chairman of the American Photographic
Association.
(WHAT DID THE MOON LOOK LIKE BEFORE IT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED ?)
The First Moon photo, composited with 300 other full moon photos taken randomly from flickr.com

Peter Yumi
14 August 2007
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14 August 2007
Peter Yumi