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Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph at the London Science Museum’s Media Space

The show is a perfect marriage between science and photography. Fox Tolbot was a scientist, photographer and entrepreneur who invented the photographic negative in 1835 which was a huge leap forward in photographic technology. The negative meant that unlimited perfectly duplicated photos could easily be produced. Before Talbot’s negative the first commercially available photographic process, the daguerreotype, produced one-off images on silver plated copper. Talbot’s invention brought photography closer to what we think of it today, a medium where duplication is embedded into its core.

Nelsons column under construction by William Henry Fox Talbot - 1843

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Martin Parr: Unseen City exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Unseen City is a new body of work from documentary photographer Martin Parr which depicts the strange world of the City of London. For two years Parr was given unprecedented access to the City’s institutions and guilds. I must point out that when I refer to the City of London I am not talking about the City of 8 million people but the square mile which contains the financial district. The City of London has its own Lord Mayor of London which is not to be confused with Boris Johnson the Mayor of London.

Martin Parr Unseen City

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Martin Parr: Strange and Familiar at the Barbican London

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers explorers how Britain is seen by the lenses of foreign photographers. The show has been curated by Martin Parr one of the world’s most prolific documentary photographers and president of the Magnum Photo agency.

Jim Dow prints at Strange and Familiar at the Barbican

The work on show spans almost a century with images from: Henri Cartier-Bresson from the 1930s to Bruce Gilden’s floor to ceiling portraits shot in the last few years. The show is huge using both floors of the Barbican Gallery and includes the work of 23 photographers, so it’s a really diverse.

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Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at the Imperial War Museum London

A Woman’s War tells the story of photographer Lee Miller’s time during the Second World War. The exhibition takes a journey though her war years and then tells the sad tale of her post war struggles with alcohol and post traumatic stress disorder.

Lee Miller London Bomb Damage 1940 Model shot with the backdrop of bomb damage in London 1940.

During the war Lee Miller shot for Vogue. As a woman in the 40s, she was not afforded the same opportunities as her male counterparts. To get to continental Europe she had to stow away on a hospital ship heading to Normandy. The exhibition tells her incredible story though her photos of a bombed out London, the battlefields of Europe, the end of the war and the horrors of the Dachau concentration camp.

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TriggerTrap’s LapseWorld Time-lapse Film

In October I took part in TriggerTrap’s LapseWorld, a crowd sourced time-lapse shot in multiple locations around the world. At the London event TriggerTrap asked me to give a short introduction to time-lapse photography for the benefit of people who were new to time-lapse. In Total 40 photographers in 5 cities shot 65,000 images which made 45 minutes of time-lapse footage.

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I’ll be at Triggertrap’s LapseWorld in London on the 11th of October

TriggerTrap have asked me to give a short time-lapse talk at LapseLondon on the Saturday the 11th October. It’s a free event, all you have to do is register online. LapseLondon is a crowd sourced Time-lapse showing a snapshot of … Continue reading

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Miniaturesque Slinkachu Exhibition at Andipa Gallery London

Miniaturesque is an exhibition showing new work shot in London by Photographer / Street artist Slinkachu. Slinkachu builds little worlds with model people with a black comidic over tone, if you like Modern Toss and David Shrigle you will love his work. Most of the actual art works that Slinkachu makes are left in the places he installs them. For most of his work the only permanent record is the photographs he shoots, he leaves the physical objects in place which in all likelihood means they will be destroyed by the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Jetty - Southbank, London 2014

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Salt and Silver at the Tate Britain London

After taking a look around ‘Time, Conflict, Photography’ at the Tate Modern I hopped on a bus (you can also take the boat) and headed down to the Tate Britain to look at their other photo exhibition ‘Salt and Silver’. The Tate Britain is displaying 90 Salted paper prints, salted paper prints are one of the earliest forms of photography. The medium was invented by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 which was a mere 11 years after the first permanent photograph was taken. Due to their fragile nature very few of the original prints still exist today and this is the first exhibition to show just Salted paper prints.

Cantinére by Roger Fenton and Captain Mottram Andrews by Roger Fenton 1855

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