Closing down and Opening up video

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Here’s a video record of the’Closing down and Opening up’ exhibition, held at Corsley Reading room October 22nd – 25th. The pandemic affected us all – and still does. We each deal with it in our own way. When not working from home, many of us took up new hobbies and learnt new skills. Taking photographs is already so central …

Vox Darkroom

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? When Roger Fenton took the first war photographs during the Crimean War (1853-1856), did he fake the most famous image, In The Valley of The Shadow of Death? There are two images existing – one with cannonballs, and one without. Which came first? From Wikipedia: ‘Roger Fenton was sent to record the …