Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840 – 1860

Featuring more than 100 seldom-displayed salt prints from the Wilson Centre
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Featuring more than 100 seldom-displayed salt prints from the Wilson Centre for Photography, this extraordinary exhibition provides a rare chance to experience some of the earliest photographs ever made, by many of the most important and groundbreaking figures in the history of the photographic medium. Salt & Silver surveys the first two decades of photography’s evolution through the salted paper print process, unveiled in 1839 by English scientist and scholar William Henry Fox Talbot (1800 – 1877). Talbot’s invention was a scientific and artistic breakthrough that created an entirely new visual experience. The technique—which used the simple compounds of salt and silver—was efficient, portable, and versatile, traits that allowed the practice of photography to spread across the globe from the early 1840s onward. Featuring the work of more than 40 practitioners, Salt & Silver traces their networks and geographical reach from England into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India, China, Mexico, and the United States. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presentation is the final opportunity to see this exhibition after being on view at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Salt & Silver: Early Photography 1840–1860 has been organized by the Wilson Centre for Photography, London with the Yale Center for British Art.

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Event Curator

{Greg Farrington}

Visual Arts: Modern and Historical

When

Wednesday Oct 23 - Sunday Dec 8 11:00a-5:00p
Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays

Where

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Art District
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Cost

$5.00; Members Free

Event Website

https://www.sbma.net/

    Add to Calendar     10/23/2019 11:00 AM 12/08/2019 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840 – 1860 Featuring more than 100 seldom-displayed salt prints from the Wilson Centre Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MM/DD/YYYY use-title BEM39A





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