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Chemistry of Light No. 41: Bank Holiday Crowd


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Object ID ZBA7531
Description In the series "Chemistry of Light", British photographer Tessa Traeger explores the history of photography as a craft and as an instrument of recording, through the collection of 19th century glass plate negatives left by her uncles Thomas and Godefry Batting. Traeger was particularly drawn to those where the silver gelatin emulsion was decaying, and, photographing these with mirrors or back-lighting, created works that are at once ghostly and charming. With her series, Traeger captures the atmosphere of the time in which the photographs were initially taken, whilst evoking a sense of things past, and lost. "Chemistry of Light no. 41 - Bank Holiday Crowd" relates to early photographic scenes of seaside leisure, such as those produced by Francis Frith & Co in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Date made 2014

Artist/Maker Traeger, Tessa
Place made United Kingdom: England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Copyright of Tessa Traeger
Materials Giclée print
Measurements Display: 841 mm x 1189 mm
  • Chemistry of Light No. 41: Bank Holiday Crowd (ZBA7531)
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