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Studio portrait of a mother holding her young child playfully on her shoulder by Medrington's Ltd of
Studio portrait of a mother holding her young child playfully on her shoulder by Medrington's Ltd of
Wednesday 29 June 2011
1.30pm - 3.30pm
FREE

Victorian family photographs explained by expert Audrey Linkman.

This event takes place at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Fields Park.  Just iniside the corner of Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane.

Talk (until 14.30pm) followed by dating and analysis of your photos and refreshments.

Family photography is as popular today as it has ever been, but when did this tradition begin and why do early family portraits look the way they do?

The Gallery of Costume has a vast Photographic Portrait Archive available for you to search or browse.

Audrey Linkman will talk you through the beginnings of the family album, early photography’s debt to painted portraiture, the significance and meaning of expression, pose, backdrops, accessories and clothing, and the occasions when people chose to have their portrait taken.

Audrey’s interest in Victorian family photographs was inspired by her early work in Manchester when, together with many other colleagues, she assembled an archive of photographs copied from the family collections of local people.

You can also bring your own original photographs for opinion and dating.

All welcome, no need to book.

For enquiries phone Kate Day:
Tel: 0161 2457245 or
Email: k.day1@manchester.gov.uk

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