The technological advances in this field are enormous. The process, thanks to the development of the cameras, lenses and other necessary devices, together with the constant contribution of computer sciences, has become surprisingly simple.
The history of photography in the Canary Islands dates back to 1839. The following year some images captured in Santa Cruz de Tenerife were exhibited in Brazil.
A British astronomer named Charles Piáis Smyth achieved in 1856 the oldest photographs known in the archipelago, and they were printed in Tenerife, Las Cañadas and in Teide.
Since then, many photographers and artists have sprung up in the islands, and in order to treasure their patient work, the historic memory of Gran Canaria
and other islands has been preserved over the years, in the well known Historic Photographic Archives of the FEDAC, (Foundation for Ethnography and the Development of Canary Arts and Crafts) (FEDAC-Fundación para la Etnografía y el Desarrollo de la Artesanía Canaria) an autonomous foundation of the chapter house of Gran Canaria, an entity that features on the internet a valuable reference page with thousands of images that can be admired by those interested in the islands.