Pre-Raphaelites and Photography

The Pre-Raphaelites appeared on the art scene at the same time as photography was advancing its claim to be a fine art, and photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Henry Peach Robinson began to mimic paintings by their Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries.

Heather Birchall of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, will examine the cross-dialogue between artist and photographer in the mid-19th century, highlighting the use that the Pre-Raphaelites made of the new optical device and the contrivances adopted by photographers to counter the argument that photography was merely a mechanical craft.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Booking information: please telephone 0870 050 3688 2.30pm
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