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SALT AND SILVER: Early Photography 1840-1860

November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
251 E. 11th St.
Claremont, 91711
Colleen Salomon

Salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography, is a uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839. Salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment. This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes, portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life into images with their own specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect particular to this photographic process. The few salt prints that survive are seldom shown due to their fragility, and this exhibition is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world. The exhibition was on view at the Tate Britain in London and at Yale University.

This event is presented by Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery