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Roger Watson commented on Martin John Last's blog post Elliott & Fry daguerreotype found - help requested
"What are the dimensions?"
Jan 30
Roger Watson commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Looking for information on a photographer named Barnard, active circa 1920s - 1930s."
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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Roger Watson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post British photography - COVID-19 cancellations and postponements
"Please add Fox Talbot Museum to the list of closed venues. Will close Friday morning."
Mar 18, 2020

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Workshop: The Daguerreotype with Mike Robinson - 1-4 June 2013

The Daguerreotype, with Mike Robinson, Saturday, 1 June - Tuesday, 4 June, 2013. This workshop is for artists with a serious interest in the evolution, aesthetics and process of daguerreotypy. The workshop will be conducted by Mike Robinson, a modern master of the medium.  Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing. Also covered will…


Posted on March 21, 2013 at 13:30

Historic Process Workshops come to Lacock

If you’ve been looking for yet another good reason to come visit us at the Fox Talbot Museum in the historic village of Lacock, here it is! The Fox Talbot Museum is presenting a series of photographic workshops for next summer, comprising:

  • Dawn of Photography, with Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman
  • Wet and Dry Collodion on Glass, also led by Mark and…

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 12:30

seeking source for quote

I'm looking for a source and correct reference for a quote. It was mentioned to me by someone who couldn't remember where he read it or who it is from. Any help out there?

When an age is ripe for discovery it is rare for an invention to occur to only one mind.

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 13:34 — 3 Comments

Talbot's Birthday

It's worth noting that today is the 210th anniversary of WHF Talbot's birth. We're celebrating in Lacock tonight.

It's also the 175th anniversary of the Latticed Window negative. We'll be celebrating that later in the year.

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 17:07 — 1 Comment

Modern Calotypists and paper negative makers arise!

We are on the hunt for all modern calotypists and paper negative makers, whatever process involved.

The Fox Talbot Museum is trying to track down the few lonely calotypists out there to create a network for exchanging information and ideas. So far we've had image makers from Spain, France, Britain and the US sign up.

If you know anyone out there who has made paper negative, whether Talbot's or Le Gray's process or one of their own, drop us a line at… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 18:59

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