The non-profit Daguerreian Society brings together a community of people from all over the world, who are united by a common interest in and passion for early photography of all types. Our international members include top museum curators and scientists, photo collectors and dealers, photo historians, photographers and artists, as well as students and teachers. Anyone that loves 19th-century photography and all its processes should join, even those that love the contemporary art photography that springs from those antiquarian processes.

Being a member of this international Society means that you are part of a community of like-minded people worldwide, whose passion and interest in early photography and processes is shared in numerous ways. Your membership and involvement in this group forms the basis for long-lasting friendships and information sharing that is unique to the Society. This camaraderie is one of the chief benefits of being a member.

Friendships, knowledge and sharing are our watchwords. Much of this comes from the casual contact of members who help each other to the more formal knowledge imparted in the Society educational programs and events, and by the Society's publications. 

The Annual membership rates in the Society are usually $100 for U.S. and $125 for Non-U.S. voting members, although this rate can vary for the types of members from a low of $65 for students to other higher levels of financial membership support and benefits for that support.  Going through the registration process will guide you to the most appropriate membership type and level for your personal situation.

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2017 Washington DC Symposium
October 26-29, 2017


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington, DC. Convention Center

900 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202-719-1420
Hotel bookings at the Society's discount rate can be made here.
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