The non-profit Daguerreian Society brings together a community of people from all over the world, who are united by a common interest in and passion for early photography of all types. Our international members include top museum curators and scientists, photo collectors and dealers, photo historians, photographers and artists, as well as students and teachers. Anyone that loves 19th-century photography and all its processes should join, even those that love the contemporary art photography that springs from those antiquarian processes.

Being a member of this international Society means that you are part of a community of like-minded people worldwide, whose passion and interest in early photography and processes is shared in numerous ways. Your membership and involvement in this group forms the basis for long-lasting friendships and information sharing that is unique to the Society. This camaraderie is one of the chief benefits of being a member.

Friendships, knowledge and sharing are our watchwords. Much of this comes from the casual contact of members who help each other to the more formal knowledge imparted in the Society educational programs and events, and by the Society's publications. 

The Annual membership rates in the Society are usually $100 for U.S. and $125 for Non-U.S. voting members, although this rate can vary for the types of members from a low of $65 for students to other higher levels of financial membership support and benefits for that support.  Going through the registration process will guide you to the most appropriate membership type and level for your personal situation.

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Save These Dates for 19th-century
Photography Conference and Show:
Oct. 19-23, 2016 in New York City

You'll want to put these dates for the Daguerreian Society Annual Conference and related events into your calendars now: Oct. 19-23, 2016.  Most of the various events will be held at the newly refurbished Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on 34th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City near Penn Station.

This is expected to be the largest and most important series of events on daguerreotypes and 19th-century photography in the world next year. More details on the program will be available early next year, including speaker and topic details.  But you can register online now for the events themselves and even reserve your hotel room.  Details are under the Events tab of the website.

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10/19/2016 » 10/23/2016
2016 Annual Society Conference

10/20/2016
Symposium: How the 19th-century Is the Basis for All Subsequent Photographic Art

10/22/2016
2016 19th-century Photography Show