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The interplay between scientific studies and the photographic medium is the theme for this year's St Andrew's Photography Festival. The programme includes a symposium, exhibitions and public events all taking science and photography which draw on the rich collections of the University of St Andrews. A number are of particular interest to those interested in photographic history, including: 

  • The Moon; Nasmith & Carpenter
  • Tracing Movement: Animal Locomotion, Photography and the Emergence of Cinema
  • Animal Locomotion; Edweard Muybridge
  • Images of Knowledge: Karl Blossfeldt’s Originary Forms of Art
  • Seeing the Past: Digitally Reconstructing and Recording Historic Sites
  • Chemistry of Colour
  • Shooting Stars: 19th Century Astronomical Photography

Download the full programme here (PDF).

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