Importantly Emma was first cousin to the pioneer photographer William Henry Fox Talbot
who contended with Daguerre in 1839 for the title of inventor of photography, and who invented the negative process.
Photographer William Henry Fox Talbot
was among the pioneers of this process.
Following an introduction tracing the history of this motif, photos include early ones by William Henry Fox Talbot
and Julia Cameron; those by Gertrude Kasebier, Fred Holland Day, and other members of the Photo-Secession; those by Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and other street photographers; graphic examples by Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand; photos by Gregory Crewdson and Shizuka Yokomizo; and abstract examples by Uta Barth and Yuki Onodera.
Kraus, is a salt print by William Henry Fox Talbot
, the British photography pioneer.
The opening lecture by Dr Michael Pritchard from the Royal Photographic Society showed how an inability to trace lines using the Victorian camera obscura led to William Henry Fox Talbot
, a Brit abroad on the shores of Lake Como, to invent modern photography and with it the familiar words 'photogenic' and 'photographic.
Also included was a photoglyphic engraving made by William Henry Fox Talbot
in 1858 from an anonymous photograph of an architectural facade and Gerhard Richter's offset color photolithograph, Seestuck II (1970).
She mentioned several world renowned artists such as William Henry Fox Talbot
, Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Napoleon Sarony, Nadar, Ludwig Deutsch, and Matthew Brady, among others.
Joseph Nicephore Niepce invented an early photographic engraving process, "heliography" (from the Greek words for "sun" and "writing"), and William Henry Fox Talbot
described the camera as the "pencil of nature.
William Dyce's iconic "Pegwell Bay" and early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot
show just how directly his contemporaries engaged with new research in geology and paleontology.