Lacock, Wiltshire

Pop by 'n say hi!Lacock, Wiltshire Lacock, Wiltshire is a pretty village close to the Wiltshire town of Chippenham and just a short drive from the M4 motorway. The village is known for the National Trust tourist sites in the village including Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum. Henry Fox Talbot, who lived at Lacock Abbey notably was a pioneer in developing modern photography. Beyond the National Trust sites in the village, Lacock has a long history of being used as the setting for films. Lacock featured in the first two Harry Potter films. Also, the BBC chose Lacock for some of the Pemberley scenes in Pride & Prejudice. As well as Lacock Abbey, National Heritage have listed a number of buildings in the village itself. Make sure you leave enough time to explore the village on foot after you visit the abbey and museum. Lacock, Wiltshire is not far from the M4 motorway. You can use the postcode SN15 2LG for SatNav. By train, the distance is similar from Chippenham and Melksham stations, around three miles. We post regularly on Photo Exhibitions in London and a wide range of topics such as travel and healthy living. Of course, […]

Lacock Abbey – Home of Photography

Pop by 'n say hi!Lacock Abbey Lacock Abbey is a country house near to Chippenham in rural Wiltshire. Notably, it might be considered home to modern photography. It was here at his Lacock Abbey home, that British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot developed a process for making photographic prints from negatives. At the time this was a comparatively huge advantage over the rival French, daguerreotype, process. Louis Daguerre and Nicéphore Niépce invented the daguerreotype photographic process. The process produced a single daguerreotype rather than a negative. In contrast to modern film photography, the process made the production of several copy images from one single shot difficult. Around the same time, British chemist Henry Fox Talbot was experimenting with his new salt paper and calotype, negative / positive process. At Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot developed his Fox Talbot process and the three primary elements of photography: developing, fixing and printing. He received a medal from the Royal Society for his work. He went on to write ‘The Pencil of Nature‘ a book detailing the new process developed by Henry Fox Talbot. Lacock Abbey Today, Lacock Abbey is home to the Fox Talbot Museum which the National Trust manage. The National […]

London Photography Exhibitions April 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 London photography exhibitions on the South Bank are like buses this April! While the Andreas Gursky retrospective continues at Hayward Gallery, there two other interesting displays. A Martin Parr display at Tate Modern shows work from the 1980s up until the last decade. Meanwhile Valda Bailey together with eight landscape photographers have a short show at the Oxo Gallery. As well as the Oxo Gallery exhibition, a few other are coming to an end. These are Philip Jones Girffiths at TJ. Boulting and The American Document at Huxley-Parlour. Read on for further details, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Vision 9 Closing soon. Free admission. With her MMX Gallery display fresh in the memories of photography lovers, Valda Bailey returns. The exhibition at the Oxo Gallery on the South Bank […]

London Photography Exhibitions April 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 A couple of London photography exhibitions are in their last week. These are Andreas Gursky: Rückblick and Anna Reivilä. Anna is a Finnish photographer of the Helsinki School. Her display at Purdy Hicks includes high contrast black and white landscape photographs. This work is inspired by Japanese photographer Araki. Although the White Cube Gursky exhibition is ending, the one at the Hayward gallery continues. There is a lot of high-end photography on show in London now, from the dawn of photography up to today. Victorian Giants continues at The National Portrait Gallery, representing the oldest work. Meanwhile you can see street photography from William Klein in South Kensington. There is also Robert Frank work on show at Hamiltons in Mayfair. Finally you can see first class American Dcoumentary photography at Huxley-Parlour. Read on for further details, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains […]

London Photography Exhibitions April 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 April starts with London photography exhibitions from the two fathers of Street Photography. That is William Klein and Robert Frank. The William Klein show is at Hackelbury in South Kensington. Meanwhile Robert Frank work is on show at two Mayfair galleries. At Hamiltons a new Robert Frank solo show has just opened. Not too far away at Huxley-Parlour, the The American Document continues. That show features Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander as well as Robert Frank. While those shows are all free to see, there are also paid exhibitions worth a visit. These include London’s first Andreas Gursky retrospective, Victorian Giants and Another Kind of Life. As well as those, Women Looking at Women, at the new Richard Saltoun gallery is closing soon. Read on for further details, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and […]

London Photography Exhibitions March 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 With both spring and the ramp up to Photo London 2018 starting, there is plenty of top photography on show now. In brief, two new exhibitions: The American Document and PJGX. The American Document at Huxley-Parlour significantly includes over forty major works. Meanwhile British documentary photography features at TJ Boulting. Notably, this show marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of British photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths. While those shows have just opened, a few are coming to an end. Anthony McCall as well as John Stezaker: Love will end soon. There is also Hiro at Hamiltons which ends this weekend. The big hitters continue across the capital: Andreas Gursky, Victorian Giants and Another Kind of Life. Read on for further details, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. The American Document: […]

London Photography Exhibitions March 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 Our list of ten London photography exhibitions for March 2018 features some phenomenal photography. Notably, two new British artists have been added. John Stezaker – significantly, thought to have influenced the Young British Artists – has a display at The Approach. Meanwhile at Sprüth Magers in Mayfair, there is an Anthony McCall photography series and installation. The great shows at the National Portrait Gallery, the Hayward Gallery as well as the Barbican carry on. Of course, there is much more detail on those below. Equally important, a few shows are about to come to an end. In particular, these are Hiro at Hamiltons together with Valérie Belin at Huxley-Parlour. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Anthony McCall Free admission. Anthony McCall is a British-born artist. He is known particularly for his ‘solid […]

London Photography Exhibitions March 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 Now the snow has thawed it’s surely time to catch up on the March photo exhibitions. First, there is Victorian Giants which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery. In brief that show features four pioneers of art photography. Meanwhile in Soho, the Deutsche Börse prize returns to the Photographers’ Gallery. Also worth a mention is the continuing exhibition at Barbican. Another Kind of Life is set over two floors and has rooms dedicated to 20 photographers. Included are Larry Clark and Bruce Davidson as well as Alec Soth and Pieter Hugo. Finally, Valda Bailey’s show of Intentional Camera Movement work is ending soon. Read on for more details below. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography Just opened. Victorian Giants unites early photographers such […]

London Photography Exhibitions March 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions March 2018 March brings not just fresh weather, but also fresh London Photography Exhibitions! Three new, exciting exhibitions have just opened. Under Cover – a Secret History of Cross Dressers is on at the Photographers’ Gallery. Meanwhile, a new show reflecting on people who reject the norm is starting at Barbican. Additionally, norm challenging photographer Valérie Belin is at Huxley-Parlour. Finally, Valda Bailey’s show of Intentional Camera Movement work is ending soon. Read on for more details below. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins Just opened. Another Kind of Life, in short, explores the lives of people who have rejected the mainstream. The works touch on gender and sexuality together with countercultures and subcultures. Twenty photographers are featured including Daido Moriyama, Bruce Davidson and Larry Clark. […]

London Photography Exhibitions February 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions February 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions London Photography Exhibitions this February 2018 are the best in London for a while. Ahead of the new Barbican photography exhibition there is a new Daido Moriyama display at Michael Hoppen. The epic Andreas Gursky exhibition at Hayward Gallery continues. There is also a free Gursky display at White Cube Gallery. Finally the UAL Olympus UK Photography Award 2018 exhibition ends soon. Read on for more details below. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Daido Moriyama Just opened. Free admission. Daido Moriyama is one of the most influential Japanese photographers of his generation. He is probably best known for his style of black and white street photography. Moriyama’s shots can look like unintentional snapshots at first. However, a closer look reveals his social commentary. His work highlights the breakdown of traditional values in modern […]