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February 2015
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« Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 » at Tate Britain, London.

« Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 » at Tate Britain, London. Roger Fenton, Cantinière 1855 © Wilson Center for Photography. Courtesy of Tate Britain

As the first major British exhibition dedicated to salt etchings – the first form of paper photography – “Salt and Silver” presents a number of the most rare and most mature photographs in the world.

Everyday activities and historic moments of the 19th century lead you on a journey through time. Developed during the 1840s and 50s in Great Britain, the technique of salt-printing has been a revolution in photo printing, allowing for an unknown level of clarity. A series of still-lives, portraits and landscapes have been transformed into soft images and luxurious chiaroscuros.
Until 7th June
www.tate.org.uk

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