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Capturing on Collodian - Exhibition at Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

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Mount Pleasant Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells


Tel: 01892 554171


Photographer Sean Hawkey has worked across the world documenting lives and diverse communities. His work as a photojournalist has led him to evaluate the impact of the photograph on the story of people's lives. For this exhibition Hawkey has chosen to work with the Victorian wet plate collodion process to make his images. Using original camera and lens from the 1870s, Hawkey captures portraits of people which have an intense, ethereal beauty to them. The photographic process involves a complex layering of chemicals, including silver nitrate, on a tin plate which is exposed to light through the camera lens and developed, producing a single image. This technique does not produce a perfect image but instead each imperfection on the plate becomes a feature within the portrait, enabling the essence of the sitter to emerge.

Ticket Information

FREE admission

Opening Times

Tues to Sat 9.30am - 5pm (27 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017)

* Closed Sundays, Mondays, Bank Holidays

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