Harry Ransom Center

Interactive Components for the Gernsheim Collection Website

Currently, this project is in progress as part of the 2010 MIDEA Minigrant program and was granted an extension.

The Ransom Center is developing a website devoted to the history of photography, showcasing the Helmut and Alison Gernsheim Collection. The website will complement the exhibition Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, opening at the Center in the fall of 2010. The site is designed to allow visitors to explore the history of photography and to help them become more discerning viewers of photographs (and of images generally). The Center plans to develop an interactive, social media component to engage visitors in sharing their findings on their Facebook profiles.