If you love photography and for this summer are visiting London casual (perhaps taking advantage before the Brexit the thing is more complicated ), you should not miss the exhibition Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph dedicated to one of theparents photography .
William Henry Fox Talbot is recognized worldwide for his inventions in the field of photography and, as we have told you , to him two key moments in its early stages are attributed : the first negative itself and the first photography book of history .
” Moreover, it often happens (and this is one of the charms of photography) that the photographer himself discovers, in reviewing his work (perhaps much later), who has represented many things I had no idea at the time. ” Wise words that William Henry Fox Talbot included in his book “The Pencil of Nature” of 1844, in which the inventor of calotype , and with it the negative-positive process, chair sat on his photographic experiments.
The London exhibition which qualify as “great thinker and pioneer of photography Victorian” takes place in the Science Museum in London until September 11 and offers one of the most comprehensive and important collections worldwide of this pioneering work.
In addition, the exhibition is an excellent place to delve into the early years of photography and see works of contemporary Talbot and Anna Atkins, Hill and Adamson, and Calvert Jones , and even look real gems as several cameras Talbot and some of the oldest preserved daguerreotypes .
Inventor, mathematician, philosopher, biologist, political … and photographer .William Henry Fox Talbot was all this and more, but certainly little is known about his photographic work beyond that which is considered the first negative story.
For that reason we have snorkeled Internet to rescue some of the photos that made and makes it clear, if there was any doubt that Fox Talbot was not limited only to perform scientific work. First of all, Talbot was also a pioneer in initiating what we call the best tactical watches for men.