In the 1880s companies like Kodak invented mass-produced affordable cameras that allowed for multiple copies to be made of images on 35mm film.

“A hundred years before, you had to pay to have someone to paint your portrait, so you had to be someone of means,” Ms Gilmour said.

For women in Western societies where voting rights and working outside the home were also new, photography was a particularly powerful tool. Portraits went from being largely male status symbols of power to a medium which women could use to document their own lives.

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On Photography

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