Museum of Nonhuman Photography

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Shells and Fossils, 1839. Public domain.

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Shells and Fossils, 1839. Public domain.

Enhanced version of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826 or 1827. Public Domain.

Enhanced version of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826 or 1827. Public Domain.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Lace from The Pencil of Nature, 1845. Public Domain.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Lace from The Pencil of Nature, 1845. Public Domain.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Window in the South Gallery of Lacock Abbey made from the oldest photographic negative in existence, 1835. Public Domain.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Window in the South Gallery of Lacock Abbey made from the oldest photographic negative in existence, 1835. Public Domain.

Roger Fenton, Valley of the Shadow of Death, 1855. Getty Open Content.

Roger Fenton, Valley of the Shadow of Death, 1855. Getty Open Content.

Bird’s eye view from Dr. Julius Neubronner’s miniature pigeon camera, with the pigeon’s wing tips visible on the edges of the top image, ca. 1908. Public Domain.

Bird’s eye view from Dr. Julius Neubronner’s miniature pigeon camera, with the pigeon’s wing tips visible on the edges of the top image, ca. 1908. Public Domain.

Véronique Ducharme, Encounters, 2012-2013.

Véronique Ducharme, Encounters, 2012-2013.

The Pale Blue Dot, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan, 1990, courtesy of NASA. Public Domain.

The Pale Blue Dot, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan, 1990, courtesy of NASA. Public Domain.

Earthrise (rotated), taken during the Apollo 8 mission, 1968, courtesy of NASA. Public domain.

Earthrise (rotated), taken during the Apollo 8 mission, 1968, courtesy of NASA. Public domain.

Lindsay Seers, Optogram (mouth camera), 2010.

Lindsay Seers, Optogram (mouth camera), 2010.

The Blue Marble, taken during the Apollo 17 mission, 1972, courtesy of NASA. Public domain.

The Blue Marble, taken during the Apollo 17 mission, 1972, courtesy of NASA. Public domain.

Taurus Molecular Cloud, ESO, 2012, CC-BY.

Taurus Molecular Cloud, ESO, 2012, CC-BY.

Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Flickr, 2006-, screengrab by Joanna Zylinska, 2015. License: fair use.

Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Flickr, 2006-, screengrab by Joanna Zylinska, 2015. License: fair use.

Juliet Ferguson, Stolen Images, 2011.

Juliet Ferguson, Stolen Images, 2011.

Portable reflex camera obscura, c. 1800, in the Kodak Gallery at the National Media A Museum. Photo by Joanna Zylinska, 2016.

Portable reflex camera obscura, c. 1800, in the Kodak Gallery at the National Media A Museum. Photo by Joanna Zylinska, 2016.

Ominous-looking sign (“Closed”) in the Kodak Gallery at the National Media Museum, featuring various iterations of the Kodak Brownie. Photos by Joanna Zylinska, 2016.

Ominous-looking sign (“Closed”) in the Kodak Gallery at the National Media Museum, featuring various iterations of the Kodak Brownie. Photos by Joanna Zylinska, 2016.

Alexa Horochowski, from Club Disminución, 2014.

Alexa Horochowski, from Club Disminución, 2014.

Tong Lam, An outdated and abandoned theme park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 2013.

Tong Lam, An outdated and abandoned theme park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 2013.

Dennis Skley, Time isn`t passing ... [Urban Explorer], 2012. Flickr, License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

Dennis Skley, Time isn`t passing ... [Urban Explorer], 2012. Flickr, License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

Shane Gorski, Wasteland, from the Detroit Book Depository Set, 2008, Flickr, License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

Shane Gorski, Wasteland, from the Detroit Book Depository Set, 2008, Flickr, License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

Joanna Zylinska, still from Exit Man, 2017.

Joanna Zylinska, still from Exit Man, 2017.

Joanna Zylinska, still from Exit Man, 2017.

Joanna Zylinska, still from Exit Man, 2017.

Unexplained, geometric linear patterns associated with major temples across northwest Cambodia. Imagery consists of airborne laser scanning-derived bare earth models, overlain by a semi-transparent hillshade model, CC BY 4.0.

Unexplained, geometric linear patterns associated with major temples across northwest Cambodia. Imagery consists of airborne laser scanning-derived bare earth models, overlain by a semi-transparent hillshade model, CC BY 4.0.

The Ostrich, Fractal Landscape, 2002. A fractal landscape randomly generated with a custom programmed algorithm and rendered using Terragen, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.

The Ostrich, Fractal Landscape, 2002. A fractal landscape randomly generated with a custom programmed algorithm and rendered using Terragen, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.

mikrosopht [deleted], Glitch 127, 2007. Glitch image of the body, created by utilising a temporary browser image caching error. Source: Flickr. Licence: CC BY 2.0.

mikrosopht [deleted], Glitch 127, 2007. Glitch image of the body, created by utilising a temporary browser image caching error. Source: Flickr. Licence: CC BY 2.0.

Bonamy Devas, from Photographic Tai Chi, 2015.

Bonamy Devas, from Photographic Tai Chi, 2015.

Learn & Explore

Read

William Henry Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature

Constructivism: A Monoskop resource

Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life

Nathaniel Rich, “The Mammoth Cometh”

Etienne Turpin (ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene

Joanna Zylinska, Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene

Adrian Searle, “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Art for the End of the World”

Hyperallergic, "The Camera as an Afterthought: Defining Post-Photography"

Photomediations: A Reader

See

The Family of Man: photography that united the planet

Mariano Sardon, 200 Gazes Looking Around Them

Jana Sterbak, Waiting for High Water

Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Sunsets from Flickr

IOCOSE, Drone Selfies

Roberto Huarcaya, Amazograms

The Anthropocene on a big photo-screen: Edward Burtynsky & Andreas Gursky  

Nadav Kander, Dust

Tong Lam, Unreal Estate

Alexa Horochowski, Club Disminución

Trevor Paglen, The Last Pictures

Science and Media Museum in Bradford, England (originally National Museum of Photography, Film and Television; then National Media Museum)

Photomediations: An Open Book