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The Collodion Climb

The Collodion Climb

© Fondazione Sella. Courtesy Panopticon Gallery/Decaneas Archive, Boston, MA.

Pictured here is Vittorio Sella on the Highest Peak of the Rouies as seen from the Chardon Glacier, August 3, 1888. Vittorio Sella’s home was in Biella, Italy – he began his career in 1879, climbing and photographing the nearby Alps with his 11×14 large-format field camera and wet plate collodion glass negatives. The great Italian photographer passed away on this day, August 12, in 1943.

The exhibit, Heights of Observation: The Photographs of Vittorio Sella (1859 – 1943), will open on September 9 and run though November 8 at the Panopticon Gallery.

More from the gallery here.

The Panopticon Gallery is exhibiting work by the Italian Photographer Vittorio Sella. Heights of Observation: The Photographs of Vittorio Sella (1859 – 1943) will open on September 9 and run though November 8, 2010.Heights of Observation: The Photographs of Vittorio Sella (1859 – 1943) will open at the Panopticon Gallery on September 9 and run though November 8, 2010. The great Italian photographer Vittorio Sella passed away on this day August 12th, in 1943.More from the gallery here.

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