Bill Becker recently joined the board of The Daguerreian Society.
Bill is a journalist, writer, collector and historian of photography. He is the director of The American Museum of Photography (www.photographymuseum.com), an award-winning online museum. He’s curated or co-curated five museum exhibitions and published two books and dozens of journal articles on the history of photography.
Images from his collection have been exhibited at museums in the US, France, Britain and Germany and have appeared in books, magazines and television productions. Bill’s 25 year career in media resulted in four Emmy® awards and led to two terms as a National Trustee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He currently serves on the board of the Michigan Photographic Historical Society.
Bill was one of the founding members of the Daguerreian Society. He’s written numerous articles for the Society’s Annual and Quarterly and presented Symposium papers on topics including the daguerreotype and phrenology, Levi Hill’s Hillotype process, and secret codes (such as the “Language of Flowers”) in daguerreotype portraits.