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Bristol Photography Heritage Day and Exhibition

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Bristol Photography Heritage Day and Exhibition

Time: September 17, 2010 to September 27, 2010
Location: Bristol Central Library
Street: College Green
City/Town: Bristol BS1 5TL
Website or Map: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm…
Phone: 0117 903 7200
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Bristol City Council
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2010

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Event Description

Visitors to Bristol’s Central Library can enjoy an exhibition of nineteenth century photographic prints of Bristol and the surrounding area. The exhibition, which started on Monday September 6 runs to Monday, September 27, 2010. It includes prints on loan from the Bristol Records Office and City Archive.

The prints were produced using some of the very techniques and processes now being taught in photographic workshops at the St. Paul’s Learning and Family Centre Darkrooms thanks to a £14,500 lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. Alongside the original photographs, the exhibition will also feature examples of work produced by people who have taken part in Heritage Lottery funded workshops.

On Friday, September 10, as part of the exhibition, there will be a special Photography Heritage Day with a range of demonstrations and activities. Visitors will be invited to meet the tutor and see demonstrations of digital archiving and old photographic processes. There will also be the chance to look through the lenses of vintage cameras; have your portrait taken; bring along an old photo for digital restoration; make your own photo using only sunlight and paper and explore examples of work produced by contemporary photographers working with archaic processes.

For more information about the St Paul’s Darkrooms visit the council's website or tel. 0117 914 5470. The St Paul’s Darkrooms also have a user group on flickr and are listed on the Ilford website

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