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19th Century British Photographs

The Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Ongoing through Sunday, October 6, 2013 In 1833, the pioneer of British photography, William Henry Fox Talbot, produced his first photogenic drawings. By 1841, Talbot announced his invention of the Calotype to the Royal Society in England. This invention would prove to be one of the most significant photographic developments of the time, as it enabled a person to produce a negative image from which multiple positive images could be made. Although British photography in the 19th century began as a scientific endeavour, photographers soon trained their lenses on a vast array of subject matter, including leisure activities of the upper class and the documentation of foreign places, especially the ruins of ancient civilizations such as those of Rome and Egypt. Photography was also used a tool of social reform—revealing the conditions of those who lived on the streets. City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : Art Gallery of Alberta Short Description : From the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition presents some of the most well recognized images and themes from the period. Event Category : Museums / Attractions, Performing Arts / Culture Cost : Admission: Adults: $12.50; Children 6 and under: Free; Seniors (65+)/Students: $8.50; Family (2 adults + up to 4 minors): $26.50 Where to purchase tickets : At the door. More info :…. Event Details. Location: The Art Gallery of Alberta