Museum of History of Photography
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- Museum of History of Photography
- ul. Jozefitow 16
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Cracovians care a lot about photography. Not least because most people you meet here happen to be artists of one kind or another. It comes as little surprise then to find that Cracow has a museum of a photography. That said, sadly, not half as many people do find this place as we imagine would like to do so. Not because the museum is well-hidden, but it's a ten minute stroll from the Planty down Karmelicka. If time's short, jump on tram 4, 8, 13, 24 or 38. This museum is small, but anyone with a soft spot for photography will be charmed by the old photographic contraptions and the one-off exhibitions from the museum's archives. Also look out for less Cracow-centric exhibitions - the museum has held shows of figures such as Eric Lessing, Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, besides many others.
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Lou capels from United States Reply
No cameras to show at all Some modern photographs on one floor Told nothing else I am a photographer don't waste your time Deceptive brochure about what to see
Mogens Moerch Moensted from Denmark Reply
It's a marvelous museum, but it would be of great advantage if they had some translation on their web-pages. I'm looking for the possibilities of joining some of their activities, but its very difficult to get informed.
Andy Napier from United Kingdom Reply
This museum should have a higher profile. The permanent exhibition shows you that the Chinese were 'up to something' using magic mirrors more than 2,000 years ago and then it continues right up to the introduction of 35mm cameras. There's even a darkroom to look at.
nlx from France Reply
I loved the expo and permanent gallery are worse checking too. Nice atmosphere. It's not int the center so you'll be safe from the tourist crowds
lila from France Reply
Great atmosphere and place. Nice exhibition about Krakow. You really should go there!!!!