William Henry Fox Talbot: The Origins of Photography

Exhibition Overview

Wings of a Fly
Photomicrography, Wings of a Fly, 1839-1840, Calotype negative

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents the first Russian exhibition of works by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), one of the inventors of photography. The exhibition will display rare photographs which became iconic milestones in the history of visual arts: about 150 original prints and negatives from the collections of the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (UK), as well as imaging devices: a camera obscura and camera lucida from the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow. This display of early British photographs continues the series of museum projects aimed at acquainting the audience with masterpieces of photographic art.

(Photo: Photomicrography, Wings of a Fly, 1839-1840, Calotype negative)

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