James Hyman Gallery is a leading specialist in British Photography and represents many of the most important British photographers working today, especially those engaged in forms of subjective or contemporary documentary practice.
Contemporary British photographers represented include Anna Fox, Ken Grant, Mark Power, Andy Sewell and Jon Tonks. The gallery also works with the Estate of André Kertész and represents the celebrated French New Wave photographer Raymond Cauchetier.
The exhibition takes as its starting point one of William Henry Fox Talbot’s greatest works and one of the finest prints outside a museum, Veronica in Bloom (1840) - an exceptional print dating from the very moment in which the birth of photography was announced. The show traces the development of photography both through technical advance and through the forging of a new aesthetic, initially in dialogue with painting and then freed from this relationship. These pioneering moments include intimate untrimmed salt prints by Calvert Richard Jones and Edouard Baldus, remarkable salt prints made in Britain, France and Italy and, subsequently, the evolution of new techniques including collodion on glass, albumen printing and forms of photomechanical engravings from heliogravures by Charles Negre and Henri le Secq through to photogalvanographs by Roger Fenton.
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