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Gallery - Photography Bursts Onto the Page

Quebecers William Leggo and George-Édouard Desbarats were pioneers in the field of photographic printing technology. Together, they developed the original method used to convert photographs to printing presses, thus allowing images to appear simultaneously alongside text. Their original halftone process opened up new possibilities for the photographic medium; it gave photographs a much wider distribution and it allowed them to finally be paired with longer, explanatory texts.

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