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Photography: A Victorian Sensation

Explore the Victorian craze for photography and examine its history, from the earliest images in 1839.

This is a course aimed at introducing you to the history of photography in the 19th century. It combines theory with practice, giving you the option to respond to some of the iconic images we will explore, and to create and share your own images.

It will provide an introduction to the processes, people and images associated with early photography, starting in 1839 when Louis Daguerre announced the daguerreotype image in France, and WHF Talbot unveiled the calotype process in England. You will have the chance to learn about the personalities, processes and social contexts of the rise of photography.

This course is run by Dr Alison Morrison-Low.

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