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Curator’s tour: Salt and Silver with Carol Jacobi

Curator Carol Jacobi leads an hour long tour of this exhibition devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.

The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition, a collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world.

This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.

Curated by Carol Jacobi, Curator of British Art 1850–1915, Simon Baker, Curator, Photography International Art, Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Assistant Curator 1850–1915 and Hannah Lyons, Assistant Curator 1850–1915.

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

17 April 2015 at 18.30–20.30

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