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As part of a special commemoration to celebrate Saltburn's 150 years as a Victorian town, a Festival of Victorian Photography will be held. Visited by Francis Frith back in the 19th century (as part of his colossal project to photograph every town and village in the United Kingdom), sixteen photographers have since converged in Saltburn last month to photograph scenes with a Victorian slant.

The photographers, who are participating in the Festival of Victorian Photography, came to Saltburn to shoot images using traditional Victorian techniques. Their works will be exhibited in The Festival of Victorian Photography, details of which can be found here. The experts included members of the UK Large Format Photography Group, who use glass slides.Photographers participating in the event include: Charles Twist, organiser, John Brewer, Graham Vasey, Tony Richards and Marizu Okereke.

On 2nd July John Brewer will also be giving a public demonstration at the Toc H building, off Albion Terrace, of the wet collodion process, which was used during the two-day April visit.

You can find a blog dedicated to this event here, and the official Saltburn website here.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!



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Comment by Michael Wong on June 13, 2011 at 15:41
Further information of this event can be found on this link here.

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