Wolverhampton Photographic Society Presents: From Darkroom to Digital

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014

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2013 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wolverhampton Photographic Society. To celebrate the occasion, this exhibition traces the rich and influential history of photography in Wolverhampton from the mid-19th century to the present day.

Oscar G. Rejlander - The Two Ways of Life, 1857. The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

Oscar G. Rejlander - The Two Ways of Life, 1857. The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

The exhibition features six key local figures of influence in the medium’s development, including the ‘father of art photography’ Oscar J Rejlander, and others such as Haseler, Whitlock, Bennett-Clark, Eisenhofer and Susser. This historical component is complemented by a display of contemporary photographs demonstrating the expertise of Society members in capturing the constantly changing face of the city.

Members of Wolverhampton Photographic Society are giving free tours of the exhibition on the following dates. All tours are drop-in, no need to book in advance.

Friday 31 January, 11am
Saturday 1 February, 1pm
Friday 7 February, 11am
Saturday 8 February, 1pm
Friday 14 February, 11am
Saturday 15 February, 1pm

This exhibition has been generously supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

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