Exhibition | Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 - 1860 | Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art | Santa Barbara | Art Week

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 - 1860

Share this

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

Country:

Date: 
Sunday, 8 September 2019 to Sunday, 8 December 2019

Featuring more than 100 seldom-displayed salt prints from the Wilson Centre for Photography, this extraordinary exhibition provides a rare chance to experience some of the earliest photographs ever made, by many of the most important and groundbreaking figures in the history of the photographic medium. Salt and Silver surveys the first two decades of photography’s evolution through the salt paper print process, unveiled in 1839 by the English scientist and scholar William Henry Fox Talbot. Talbot’s invention was a scientific and artistic breakthrough that created an entirely new visual experience. The technique—which used the simple compounds of salt and silver—was efficient, portable, and versatile, traits that allowed the practice of photography to spread across the globe from the early 1840s onward. Featuring the work of more than 40 practitioners, Salt and Silver traces their networks and geographical reach from England into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and North America. The presentation at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art represents the final opportunity to see this exhibition after being on view at Tate Britain, London; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840–1860 has been organized by the Wilson Centre for Photography with the Yale Center for British Art.

Image: Studio of Mathew Brady. Mathew Brady, Sixth Corps Staff Officers, Winter of 1864, 1864. Salted paper print from a glass plate negative. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography.

Telephone: 
8059634364
Venue ( Address ): 

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara 

Add new comment

Other shows from Santa Barbara Museum of Art

view
In the Meanwhile…Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art
03/22/2020 to 08/30/2020
view
Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection
03/22/2020 to 10/25/2020
view
Tatsuo Miyajima
12/22/2019 to 04/05/2020
view
Alfredo Ramos Martínez: On Paper
10/27/2019 to 02/09/2020

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
"Coup de Foudre" by Patric Pietropoli
09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
view
Dirty Poetry
09/27/2020 to 11/01/2020
view
Dreams and Diversions: Images of America
08/24/2020 to 10/18/2020
view
24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art
08/22/2020 to 10/31/2020
view
The Ballerina, A two-person digital painting exhibition by Yasmin Zandieh and Ehsan Ronagh
09/03/2020 to 10/03/2020
view
305-COVID-19, “Miradas” in Miami in times of Covid-19
09/13/2020 to 10/17/2020
view
Imagining the Cosmos: Abstract Paintings
07/28/2020 to 10/03/2020
view
Il Paradiso: Imagining the Eternal
09/10/2020 to 10/03/2020

Pages