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Event: Historical View of the Moon / Bristol: 18 July 2019

The Moon has always inspired photographers, from Bond and Whipple’s first daguerreotype exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 to the work of James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, who frustrated by the technical difficulties of photographing the moon with wet collodion plates resorted to building large scale plaster models, which were lit for dramatic emphasis and photographed.  The resulting book The Moon considered as a Planet, a world and a Satelite published in 1874 is an intriguing publication. Taking a photographic perspective.

This talk gives an insight into how capturing the Moon has been challenging, even for astronauts, during the race for space.

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