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Photography Festival

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Photography Festival

Time: May 1, 2010 to May 3, 2010
Location: Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum
Street: Lacock, near Chippenham
City/Town: Wiltshire SN15 2LG
Website or Map:…
Phone: 01249 730459
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Fox Talbot Museum
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2010

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Event Description

Take part in a variety of activities whilst visiting Lacock this bank holiday weekend. The Photography Festival launches a series of events in Lacock running until the end of September to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the first photographic negative, created in Lacock in 1835. Hands on camera displays, living history presentations, sun printing, walk in camera obscura and more. Normal admission charges.

A grainy image of a window in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, was the first ever photographic negative to beto be reproduced. The discovery of this process by the abbey's former owner William Henry Fox Talbot, changed the world forever. Recording in detail the world around us and capturing our lives for future generations to see, was no longer solely dependent upon the talent of a handful of painters - who only the richest people could afford.

The father of photography made his startling discovery 175 years ago and the photography museum created in his honour is celebrating it this year.

Join the museum in celebrating the anniversary at events in Lacock. Check the website for all the acitivites, programmes and other info.

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