Stephen C. Pinson is curator in the Department of
Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
"both exhibition and catalog offer plenty of supplementary
contextual material. There is a selection of Girault's watercolors,
his oil painting of the Alhambra, and one of the huge
self-published volumes of his archaeological lithographs: a
reminder that daguerreotypes were for the artist only a means to an
end, the crude ore for more refined expressions."--Richard B.
Woodward, Wall Street Journal