Exploring the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.

Since the 1840s photographic methods have been used by scientists to record phenomena too large, too small or too fast for the human eye to see. Artists have made important contributions; Henry Fox Talbot was a pioneer of microphotography, while Berenice Abbot spent two years at MIT making images of wave motion and other physical phenomena.

Their work is shown at this exhibition in Bradford alongside that of contemporary photographers such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, who captures fields of lightning with a 400,000 volt Van de Graaff generator that applies electrical charge directly onto the film.


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