Travel Photography of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. 3 volumes in sealed case. J. A. Hernandez Cans José Antonio Hernández Latas, Travel Photography of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Edited by the Cortes of Aragon. Catalogs of exhibitions held in 2000, 2001 and 2002 in the Chapel of San Martin of the Palace of Aljafería. Three volumes presented in a sealed case. Dimensions: 23 x 24 cm. Soft lids with flaps. Each volume contains 150 pages. where they reproduce and comment on the plates and stereoscopic views taken by Ramón y Cajal in these three trips: 1. From Paris to the United States 1899 2. Italy 1903 3. London 1908
This week we speak of a literary work of great importance in the history of photography, for its exclusivity and its proximity to Aragon is the collection of three volumes of" photographic Travel Santiago Ramon y Cajal" edited, with the permission of the family of the Spanish Nobel Prize, zaragozano researcher . José Antonio Hernández Latas , which was a few months ago visiting the collection of Foticos
As many know, Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), born in a small Navarran enclave in the province of Zaragoza, was a doctor and researcher who is considered the father of neuroscience But less resounding was . his passion for photography, which he devoted much of his life . the result of which a very important legacy of cameras, viewers and views are preserved.
his approach to photography was at the early age of 8 years, Ayerbe, when he discovered during one of his punishments in a room semisubterranean the wonders of the" camera obscura" to the reflected in one of the walls images of the outside cast by the light through a sidelight tiny. of course, he did not invent the concept of the camera obscura, but it generated a curiosity for everything related to photography that accompanied him throughout his life .
at the age of 16, met the daguerreotype from the hand of a traveling photographer in Huesca, also called" photographer minute" because in a matter of minutes getting one positivado portrait customers also. perfected the technique of photography wet collodion in fact,. surprised the self-portraits of Ramón y Cajal , from a young age, it is observed that holds in his hand a self-timer
the scientist always traveled the world capturing details and people for their cultural and scientific tours with his stereoscopic camera Verascope pocket Ramón y Cajal made important contributions to the world of photography, which led. to. Royal Photographic Society to appoint honorary president in 1900 Between 1901 and 1926 he published sixteen articles and a monograph regarding applications of photography, reproductions of color or morphology of emulsions .
the collection of 'photographic journeys Ramon y Cajal' are a sign that . the Spanish scientist was undoubtedly the precursor of photojournalism in one of his works speaks of the photography as an element of sustainability to immortalize the course of history:
" Privilege of photography as art, is immortalizing fugitive creations of nature. Thanks to that, they seem to revive extinct generations, beings without history that left no footprint under its existence. . Because life goes but the image is "
A couple of snapshots taken by Ramón y Cajal and contained in collection