Showing Science Photography

Date

2015

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Science Museum London/Mack

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Book chapter

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No

Abstract

This article charts the social and geographical spaces of science photography exhibitions from William Henry Fox Talbot's first exhibition at the Royal Institution to the Photographic Society of America's activities in the 1930s. Rather than giving a catalogue of places and names the article is intended as an introduction to the possible meaning and function of science photography exhibitions that have led them slowly but inexorably into the art gallery.

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Keywords

science, photography, exhibition, Photograpic Society of America

Citation

Wilder, K. (2015) Showing Science Photography. In: Ben Burbrige ed., Revelations: Experiments in Photography (London: Mack/Science Museum, 2015) pp. 79-91

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Institute of Art and Design