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.
It was for later pioneers such as Daguerre and Fox Talbot
to work out how to fix the image, and prevent it continuing to develop.
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.
Deschenes's works are not simply about photography's past, despite their looking back to Fox Talbot
, Niepce, and Daguerre.
King-Tenison would have known of calotype photography pioneered in the 19th century in this country by William Fox Talbot
, where a negative could be used to make a number of positive prints on paper.
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.
Exhibited artists included both luminaries of the field's history-William Henry Fox Talbot
, Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and William Eggleston, among others-and anonymous portraitists and scientists.
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.
How to take and store photographs was a question that was not completely answered by Fox Talbot
Other highlights include Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot