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Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyBringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, the 'Father of Photoshop' Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists are the Victorian Giants featured in a major National Portrait Gallery exhibition on the birth of art photography in the Victorian era. It's the first exhibition in London to feature the work of Swedish born Oscar Rejlander since the artist's death and includes his famous picture Two Ways of Life of 1856-7. Constructed from over 30 separate negatives, it used his pioneering technique combining several different negatives to create a single final image. Lewis Carroll's photographs of Alice Liddell, his muse for Alice in Wonderland, are also among the images on display which, for conservation reasons, are rarely on view.

 

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018A mother holding her baby, a child from a remote village in the jungle in Sierra Leone, a series on the all-female teams of majorettes in South Africa and a double portrait of a pair of shoppers in London are the four photographs shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Open to professionals, emerging artists and amat2018-10-19T00:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  £5 (Adults), £3.50 (Concs), Free for members
DATES  18th October 2018 to 27th January 2019
VENUE  National Portrait Gallery 
A mother holding her baby, a child from a remote village in the jungle in Sierra Leone, a series on the all-female teams of majorettes in South Africa and a double portrait of a pair of shoppers in London are the four photographs shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Open to professionals, emerging artists and amat... More about this event
 
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DATES  28th June to 21st October 2018
VENUE  National Portrait Gallery 
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VENUE  National Portrait Gallery 
The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The exhibition will showcase the twelve portraits, which feature the Gainsborough girls as young children right through to fashionable adults. Items such as The Artist... More about this event
 
 
 

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