Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

William Henry Fox Talbot
A Scene in York (York Minster from Top Lane), 28 July 1845, William Henry Fox Talbot © National Media Museum, Bradford / Science & Society Picture Library
18 November 2016 to 8 February 2017
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An exhibition on William Henry Fox Talbot, polymath and pioneer of Victorian photography. See one of the world’s most comprehensive and important collections of his work. 

In the nineteenth century, as the industrial revolution boomed, Fox Talbot revolutionised culture and communications by inventing the negative-positive process, a technique that formed the basis of photography around the world for over 150 years and immortalised him as father of the photograph. 

Discover the influence Talbot’s revolutionary technology, techniques and practices had on his contemporary practitioners – Anna Atkins, Hill and Adamson, and Calvert Jones – and see original prints from his seminal publication 'The Pencil of Nature'. 

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Photo Credit: A Scene in York (York Minster from Top Lane), 28 July 1845, William Henry Fox Talbot © National Media Museum, Bradford / Science & Society Picture Library

 

 

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