Posted by: hiddenlondon | April 24, 2015

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860

Roger Fenton, Cantiniére, 1855  © Wilson Centre for Photography

Roger Fenton, Cantiniére, 1855
© Wilson Centre for Photography

This exhibition at Tate Britain is the first devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  It was a technique invented by William Henry Fox Talbot in the UK and then spread to the rest of the world.  The prints using this method are fragile, so this is a rare opportunity to see these early photographs.

Tate Britain until 7th June 2015
Entry £12

Jean-Baptiste Frénet, Women and girls with a doll, circa 1855 © Wilson Centre for Photography

Jean-Baptiste Frénet, Women and girls with a doll, circa 1855
© Wilson Centre for Photography

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