You will find a new Special Exhibit up on I Photo Central, added to the other 20 exhibits that were already on display. We have also continued to change images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are all worth another peek, especially if you have not looked lately.
"Portraits" is an exhibit by I Photo Central member Galerie Hypnos of Paris. The portraits in the Special Exhibit come from both the 19th and 20th century--from an 1840s daguerreotype of a man to René Moreau's 1930s portraits of West Africans. The images cover a wide range of photographic media, including daguerreotypes and salt, cyanotype, albumen and silver prints. I particularly liked the very rare images of Indians by Willoughby W. Hooper. Another type of Indian, in this case American Indians (a Crow chief and his wife by photographer Jules or Henry Ulke), is also a part of the exhibit. There are portraits of people from China, Thailand, Japan, India, Syria, USA, France, Vietnam, West Africa, Lebanon, Somalia, Ceylon and Italy.
You can see this fine exhibit, along with 20 others at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . We are constantly changing and updating these exhibits as we get in new items, so if you have not looked at them in the last few days, you probably have not seen a lot of the material on display even in the older Special Exhibits.