14 June 2016

Henry Fox Talbot and the First Photographs

Some people are just unlucky.  Henry Fox Talbot – ever heard of him?  Normally, Daguerre is associated with taking the first photographs yet Talbot beat him to it, only sharing his discovery with his close colleagues.  It was simply the fact that Daguerre published first that foxed Talbot (as it were).  This entertaining and educative animated short by Drew Christie (for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) tells his story.