Friday, January 18, 2008

British Photographs from paper negatives 1840-1860

Roger Fenton
Moscow, Domes of Churches in the Kremlin, 1852.

At the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

"The first exhibition to highlight British photographs made from paper negatives, this show features approximately 120 works by leading artists such as Roger Fenton, Linnaeus Tripe, and B. B. Turner, as well as many now unfamiliar practitioners. Contrary to accounts provided in standard histories, this exhibition demonstrates that "calotypes"—photographs made from paper negatives—flourished during the 1840s and 1850s. The exhibition follows the progress of the movement from the invention of the process by William Henry Fox Talbot i"

National Gallery of Art

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