This exhibition ended on 11 September 2016
“It frequently happens moreover – and this is one of the charms of photography – that the operator himself
discovers on examination, perhaps long afterwards, that he has depicted many things he had no notion of at the time.”
– William Henry Fox Talbot. 'The Pencil of Nature', 1844
Come to our major new exhibition on William Henry Fox Talbot, polymath and pioneer of Victorian photography, to 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'.
Book your ticket now to explore the life and work of the man who defined what was possible in the formative moments of photography.
**** ‘Magical to behold’ – Time Out ‘Ground-breaking’ – The Times ‘Incredible images’ – Daily Mail