Not sure where to begin? Start by exploring a selection of the collection’s highlights.
Browse the collection or find something specific. The catalog contains thousands of images covering the full history of the process.
Breakdown the complicated process of creating a photogravure.
Learn more about the famous and not-so-famous photographers and scientists that have played a significant role in the discovery and evolution of the art.
Explore an interactive timeline of the history of photography and photomechanical printing.
Expand your knowledge with scholarly essays and articles.
Overwhelmed? Put photogravure’s significance into context with this historical overview.
Why did we create this site?
Biplane at Cranes Beach, 2003
Sterling Castle, 1906
James Craig Annan
Interesting and relevant work taking place at the Rijksmuseum:
Printing Daguerreotypes: Joseph Berres’s Phototyp