The Age of Salt. Art, Science and Early Photography
James Hyman is pleased to present the latest in our series of monographic and thematic exhibitions addressing photographs from the earliest days of the medium.
The exhibition then 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 such a relationship. These pioneering moments include intimate untrimmed salt prints by Calvert Jones and Edouard Baldus, remarkable salt prints made in Britain, France and Italy and then the evolution of new tehniques 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.