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Fantastic morning with John Falconer at the British Library as a part the London Festival of Photography

Along with a group of other keenly interested visitors we were treated to a feast of wonderful Fox Talbot and Calotype treasures (Including access to the fantastic Hill and Adamson Album).

On the train in to London in the morning I typed Fox Talbot into my Kindle store search engine and was delighted to find the text of the Pencil of Nature can be downloaded as a free edition.  Having just read Talbots narrative in which he looks forward in places far sightedly to the possibilities that photography would offer in the future, I had the privilege to hold a copy of the book in my hands only a few hours later!  Amazing. 

Many Thanks John for both your excellent presentation and the chance to see these treasures first hand.

 

London Festival of Photography

http://www.lfph.org/

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Comment by Nicola Kiddle on June 27, 2012 at 21:13

It certainly was a fantastic morning!  The highlights for me were seeing some of Talbot's early photogenic drawings and also being able to look through his original notebook from 1833, which details his earliest photographic experiments.

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