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Exhibition: The Camera Exposed, V&A July 2016-March 2017

The V&A Photographs department will be producing a display in Gallery 38A titled: The Camera Exposed. It will explore themes around the presence of ‘the camera’, or some trace of it, in photographs. Spanning the history of photography, the display will present works that explore this theme different ways, from photographers’ self-portraits with their cameras to more conceptual pieces. Artists featured include Charles Thurston Thompson, Lady Hawarden, Bill Brandt, Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Image: Charles Thurston Thompson, ‘Venetian mirror circa 1700, from the collection of Mr. John Webb’, 1853

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Comment by Manuel Magalhaes on December 24, 2015 at 15:54

In my post I made a mistake. The original photo is a calotype and that one is a direct print from the original calotype, in photographic paper, done in 1930, by the portuguese photographer Alvão.

Comment by Manuel Magalhaes on December 24, 2015 at 15:44

Is this photo by Frederick William Flower (Leith 1815 - Porto 1889), taken in the 50' years in Porto, Portugal, in the exhibition? The original is a calotype ?

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