Thu, 6th Jun 2019

The discovery of Silbersalze

300 years ago Johann Heinrich Schulze published his discovery on the light sensitivity of silver nitrate in Halle (Saale). This made photography and film possible – science and media! The basics of our Festival.

Johann Heinrich Schulze grew up as a half-orphan and lived and learned in Halles orphan house, founded by August Hermann Francke. His goal was to make education accesable for everyone. The old buildings still exist and so does the idea of Francke through the work of the Franckesche Stiftung.