Migrating across the domains of art, science, and popular entertainment the camera obscura held a prominent place in the visual culture of previous centuries. Ranging from small portable devices to permanent walk-in structures, these are darkened spaces in which live images of the outside world appear through seemingly magical means. With origins in Chinese, Greek and Islamic cultures, cameras obscura gained central importance in the optical culture of early modern Europe. Today these optical devices hold a continued fascination for artists and scholars – whether for the pleasure of their curious and inherently simple projected images or as a point of departure for a range of critical, historical and theoretical interests. [Source: Thompson River University]

Near the gazebo, Waterfront Park
Dawson YT Y0B 1G0


Summer Hours:

Wednesdays - Fridays 10am - 5pm & Saturdays 12 - 4pm
Or sign out a key from the Dawson City Visitor Information Centre for access outside of these times.  

Year-round access via appointment through the ODD Gallery at Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

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Camera Obscura

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  • Regions: Klondike Communities: Dawson City
    Categories: Arts Mediums: Photography
    Types: Public Art