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See The Thames Through Past and Present Photos

Views of the River Thames from the past 125 years will be on show at the Corinium Museum this summer thanks to images from past and present photographers.

The 'in the footsteps of Henry Taunt' photography exhibition will run at the Cirencester museum from Sunday July 5th to Saturday September 5th and will show fascinating views of the Thames through historical and contemporary photographs.

Victorian photographer Henry Taunt, who used cutting-edge location photography techniques, captured images of the Thames from the 1860s onwards and later produced a series of pocket guides to the river complete with his photos.Henry Taunt's views of the Thames

Alongside Henry Taunt's photos of the Thames will be very similar views from contemporary professional photographers Graham Diprose and Jeff Robins, who have both been inspired by Taunt's Thames photography.

Graham Diprose currently works as the Lead Tutor in Photography in the School of Graphic Design at the London College of Communication and has produced a number of exhibitions and books, while Jeff Robins is also a lecturer at the University of the Arts in London and has an extensive advertising and marketing photography portfolio.

This historical exhibition, in association with English Heritage and Oxfordshire County Council, combines Taunt's images with Diprose's and Robin's modern equivalents to make fascinating 'then and now' views that capture changes in the Thames over the past 125 years.

The exhibition, opens on July 5thand is free entry to all.

Exhibition organiser Graham Diprose is also delivering an afternoon talk to tie in with exhibition on July 2nd from 2.30pm to 4pm. Join Graham as he describes the life and times of Henry Taunt and why he has been so significant to travel and leisure on the Thames over the past 130 years. The cost for the talk is 5 per adult, with a 10% discount for Museum card holders.

The Corinium Museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm, and on Sundays from 2pm-5pm. It is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

For further information about the exhibition or any events and exhibits being held, please contact the Cirencester venue on 01285 655611 or email museums@cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 22/06/2009 23:52:57

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