Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860

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.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Britain in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 25 February 2015 to Sunday 07 June 2015

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 14 January 2015.
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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.