NFTs and Photography

up:date January 02, 2022 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The Bock-Schroeder Foundation is the first art photography archive in its class to offer NFT photography on the Cardano Blockchain.

Black Man offering grain
Cairo, Egypt 1956

A historical picture from the series Suez Crisis 1956 by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)

The image of a trader at the market in Cairo is one of the first images from the archive of the Bock-Schroeder Foundation that can be accessed as a unique NFT on the Cardano Blockchain

The perfect blend of art and technology

Non-fungible tokens change the status quo forever, and the NFT photo industry is on the rise.


A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. NFTs can be used to represent items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files. Access to any copy of the original file, however, is not restricted to the buyer of the NFT. While copies of these digital items are available for anyone to obtain, NFTs are tracked on blockchains to provide the owner with a proof of ownership that is separate from copyright.

Cardano was founded in 2015 by one of the cofounders of Ethereum. The native currency of this blockchain is ADA. Today, it is one of the most valued crypto coins in the world by market capitalization. One of the most distinguishing factors for Cardano when it comes to the blockchains competing for NFT supremacy is the fact that it commits to scientific research as the foundation for platform updates, and research.

NFTs and NFT marketplaces, in particular, have democratized the entire ecosystem of collectible art. Therefore, the new blockchain should be congenial for any person to create their own NFT and trade it without any hassle. When it comes to creating an NFT on the Cardano blockchain, there are a few prerequisites: the ownership of a complete node on the Cardano blockchain, fundamental knowledge of the blockchain CLI and its terminologies, and above everything, the ownership of an ADA wallet funded with at least ADAs.

The Bock-Schroeder-Foundation is the sole representative of the works of Peter Bock-Schroeder and thus has unique and exclusive access to these rare and unique works. The Bock Schroeder Foundation collaborates with public, corporate and private art collections around the world. In addition to renowned and distinguished art collections, the Bock Schroeder Foundation also advises individuals and collectors who are in the process of establishing a collection.

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