National Portrait Gallery’s 50th Anniversary Exhibit Celebrates Daguerreotype

Mark your calendars and time your visit to the National Portrait Gallery for the “Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting” exhibit opening on June 15th

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will be celebrating the daguerreotype process with an intimate exhibition of fascinating portraits made in the 1800s. A showcase not to be missed, “Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting” will open on June 15th and will feature 13 small-scale, one-of-a-kind daguerreotype portraits that have become an essential part of the museum’s collection.

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Tim Flach’s Images of an Unborn Horse Are Hauntingly Beautiful


All photos by Tim Flach. Used with permission

It’s rare to be able to see photos of anything inside the womb, but photographer Tim Flach was able to do that with an animal that mankind has held very close to us for years: a horse. These photos show a still unborn horse turning into something much more similar to what we’d see out of the womb–though the images here make it look almost like an ethereal unicorn fetus waiting to come out into the world and take revenge on the creators of the game Robot Unicorn.

In all seriousness though, it’s almost as if the horse knew it had to pose for photos.

Other images are after the jump. we tried to ask Tim about how he created the photos, but he’s a bit too tied up to get back to us in detail at the moment.

Via Gizmodo and the Smithsonian

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