Interactive Museum of Light – Portable

Home  /  Cameras Obscuras  /  Current Page

The Interactive Museum of Light was born in 2015. Its creator was Fernando Aceña, a passionate photographer.

It is not a regular museum, since it is located inside a van that serves not only as workplace, but also as home. It is an itinerant project which began its journey in the city of Valparaíso (Chile), and whose engines are travel, photography and teaching.

When he is going to do a Camera Obscura demonstration, Fernando parks the van somewhere that has some traffic and nice views. The session lasts between 15 and 20 minutes and consists of a historical journey through the origins and evolutions of the Camera Obscura thanks to the different sciences. All this is supported by surprising on-site demonstrations. The capacity is between 9 and 12 people, and admission is free (although a voluntary contribution is appreciated).

He also carries out workshops and demonstrations in colleges and schools, not only from its Camera Obscura, but also from traditional photography methods.

It is sure that the public will be amazed when attending a session inside Fernando’s Portable Camera Obscura, since as he himself says: “The important thing for me is to experience what other characters in history observed inside this invention”.


Leave a Reply