Salt & Silver - Early photography 1840-1860 Salt & Silver - Early photography 1840-1860 Salt & Silver - Early photography 1840-1860

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Salt & Silver - Early photography 1840-1860

MACK, London — 2015
SFr. 40.00 SFr. 55.00
Pages: 196
Edition: First edition
Dimensions: 23.5 x 28 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9781910164167

This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.
This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes, portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life into images with their own specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect particular to this photographic process.
The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition, a collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world.

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