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“Capturing a Shadow: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography” is the subject of a free public talk at 2 p.m. Saturday by Larry J. Schaaf at Carnegie Museum of Art. Mr. Schaaf is a preeminent Talbot scholar, author and director of the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné.
The talk is given to complement the exhibition “William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography,” which comprises more than 30 works by the pioneering visionary and his circle.
Among his achievements was the invention of paper-based photography that dominated the field for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. Due to the fragile nature of the photographs, exhibitions of his work are rare.
The exhibition continues through Feb. 11. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and until 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $19.95; seniors $14.95; students and ages 3-18, $11.95; ages 2 and under and members, free; half-price after 3 p.m. weekdays (includes Carnegie Museum of Natural History). Information: cmoa.org or 412622-3131.