The Melancholy Gentleman, 1838, William Henry Fox Talbot
(1800-77), photogenic drawing.
Vered Maimon presents readers with an examination of early nineteenth century photography in general and the work of English photographer William Henry Fox Talbot
This effort found fulfillment in the efforts of English inventor William Henry Fox Talbot
, who spent the last 25 years of his life developing a photographic engraving system in which a metal plate could be imprinted with a photographic image--the system that came to dominate 20th-century publishing.
The opening lecture by Dr Michael Pritchard from the Royal Photographic Society showed how an inability to trace lines using the Victorian camera obscura led to William Henry Fox Talbot
, a Brit abroad on the shores of Lake Como, to invent modern photography and with it the familiar words 'photogenic' and 'photographic.
Also included was a photoglyphic engraving made by William Henry Fox Talbot
in 1858 from an anonymous photograph of an architectural facade and Gerhard Richter's offset color photolithograph, Seestuck II (1970).
Desde el primer ejemplar--The pencil of nature (1844), de William Henry Fox Talbot
, publicado en Londres justo despues del surgimiento del daguerrotipo-, por necesidad demanda el fotolibro una cuidadosa convergencia de fotografos, editores, disenadores, tipografos, artistas y, en ocasiones, escritores: "Estos libros son, tanto como cualquier otro, o mas si cabe, hijos de muchos padres", asegura el historiador de la fotografia Horacio Fernandez.
Joseph Nicephore Niepce invented an early photographic engraving process, "heliography" (from the Greek words for "sun" and "writing"), and William Henry Fox Talbot
described the camera as the "pencil of nature.
William Dyce's iconic "Pegwell Bay" and early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot
show just how directly his contemporaries engaged with new research in geology and paleontology.
A photogenic drawing attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot
, credited as the father of photography in the mid-1830s, was put on auction and then withdrawn, after claims that the image, created from a leaf placed on light-sensitive paper and exposed to the sun, was not by Fox Talbot.
In the grounds is the Fox Talbot museum - dedicated to William Henry Fox Talbot
, the father of modern photography.
Spanning the history of photography, the exhibit features innovators and masters, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Fox Talbot
, Timothy O'Sullivan, Dorothea Lange, Robert Capa and Robert Frank.
Only 14 years before that the physicist William Henry Fox Talbot
had patented his ``calotype'' system for producing photographic negatives.
And that camp duo, McDermott & McGough, catalogue sartorial elements of the Victorian era--high collars and top hats--with the encyclopedic rigor of pioneering English photographer William Henry Fox Talbot
At the entrance to the abbey, inside a mediaeval barn, is the Fox Talbot Museum, which commemorates the life of the 'father' of modern photography, William Henry Fox Talbot
The former exhibit reveals the first glimpse by Europeans of Mayan architecture while the latter collection of photos of the 1850s made in Asia, Africa and the Americas by the likes of William Henry Fox Talbot
, Roger Fenton and Ernest Benecke shows how photography itself developed as a portable art.