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1835: The Dawn of Photography Talbot’s Experiments at Lacock

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1835: The Dawn of Photography Talbot’s Experiments at Lacock

Time: August 9, 2010 to August 13, 2010
Location: Lacock Abbey
Street: Lacock, near Chippenham
City/Town: Wiltshire SN15 2LG
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Phone: 01249 730459
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Mark Osterman & France Scully Osterman, and hosted by Roger Watson
Latest Activity: May 24, 2010

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A five day workshop at Lacock Abbey, the birthplace of positive/negative photography. Led by Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman and hosted by Roger Watson, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum. The workshop is sponsored by George Eastman House and Fox Talbot Museum.

The workshop offers a unique opportunity for conservators, museum archivists, artists, photographers, collectors and photohistorians to become immersed in the world of William Henry Fox Talbot.

The class will recreate Talbot’s experiments beginning with the Camera Lucida, collect and press local flora, and make photogenic drawings. Each participant will receive their own early style printing frame to press flora and their own mousetrap camera (like Talbot used) to make in-camera photogenic drawing negatives, plus a portfolio to take their samples and prints home.

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