On this evening, art historian Hannes Friese will talk about the influences and consequences of the invention of photographic processes on and for the development of modern cartography.
At the end of the 19th century, many explorers had a camera in their luggage. But around 1900, the role of photography for geographical science had not yet been clarified. The photographic view stood in tense contrast to the cartographic overview. In his lecture, Hannes Friese traces the long path that led landscape photography to the pages of "Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen". He will discuss the numerous challenges for a geographical approach to photographic images.
All interested parties are cordially invited, admission is free. Following the lecture, the Friends of the Gotha Research Library invite you to a small reception.