Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An image produced without a camera by placing an object on photosensitive paper and exposing it to light.
  • n. A photograph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A photograph made without using a camera; normally by placing an object in contact with photosensitive paper and exposing it to light

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A photograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as photograph.

Etymologies

photo- + -gram (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Robert Anderson Gallery Chuck Kelton's 'In Plain Sight' at Robert Anderson A photogram is an image produced without a camera by light striking photosensitive paper; when the paper is developed, whatever blocked the light from the paper is visible as a silhouette.

    Shining a Light on Loss

  • A photogram is an image made by placing an object onto light-sensitive paper and exposing it to light, without the use of a camera.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • The title, by the way, is not a misprint: 'photogram' is simply an archaic word for a photograph.

    December 2004

  • His "photogram", entitled Latticed Window (at Lacock Abbey), re-appears now as a large, blue-tinted photogram by Floris Neusüss, who also exhibits ghostly, life-sized impressions of women who lightly touched large sheets of sensitised paper and became floating shadow puppets.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Meanwhile, master of the photogram, Floris Neusüss, is creating an image of the window at Lacock Abbey, subject of the first ever photographic negative from 1835.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • There's an emphasis on what can't be seen in Adam Fuss's photogram of a baby, exploring transcendent moments, or in Susan Derges's photographs that capture cycles of nature, with photographic paper dunked in rivers.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The monochrome "Orange" (2002) by Neil Winokur, a single orange shot against a background the same color as the fruit; Mr. Mortenson's "Sapowet Point" (1998), a delicate black-and-white study of the east coast of Narragansett Bay, R.I.; and Hanno Otten's colorful photogram "Lichtbild 163" (2007) inhabit different aesthetic universes, but the same gallery.

    Experiments in Color, Style

  • Each photogram is a unique print made without the use of a camera by placing an object on top of a piece of paper or film coated with light-sensitive materials and then exposing the paper or film to light.

    Photography in Palestine and Israel: 1900-Present Day.

  • There is Adam Fuss's re-invention of the photogram, Edward Curtis' prefiguring of Sugimoto's "Horizons", and Mario Giacomelli's frozen moment of kinetic energy.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • After a day and a half, he developed the film in a Polaroid machine and there on the sheet was a photogram of the butterfly.

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