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Geoffrey Batchen

Phaidon Press, 2008

ISBN: 9780714841984

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) is widely considered to be the father of modern photography, having developed the process by which photographic images could be reproduced. However, he has yet to be sufficiently appreciated as a photographer in his own right. Over the course of his photographic career, he made more than 5,000 images of his home, Lacock Abbey, portraits of family and friends, and still lifes of botanical specimens, cloth, and household objects. Talbot was devoted to the advancement of photography, publishing the first photographically illustrated book, The Pencil of Nature (1844-46), which revealed the potential of the medium to a wider audience.


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