Henry Taunt was one of the nineteenth century’s most prolific photographers. ‘In the Footsteps of Henry Taunt’ is a touring exhibition of paired photographs of the nineteenth century photographer’s images and modern digital images taken by Diprose and co-researcher Jeff Robbins from the original locations (or as near to those locations as physically possible) in order to demonstrate the dynamic between continuity and change.
The contrasting pairs reveal changes including buildings and vegetation that has been swept away, changes in traffic and traffic management, different farming activities and concentrations of livestock, and parts of the river no longer in use. However the paired images also present some aspect of continuity such as the presence of churches and other buildings, and the survival of many natural riverbanks. Although Taunt’s original 1872 publication contributed to the developing popularity of the river as a site for tourism and leisure activities, including rowing, camping and steam-boat excursions, much still remains that originally gave the river its picturesque charm and historic interest.
|Locations / Venues:|
|Location||From Date||To Date|
|River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, U.K.||06 October 2007||20 January 2007|
|De Morgan Centre, West Hill, Wandsworth, London, U.K.||17 March 2007||10 June 2007|
|Reading Museum, Reading, U.K. ||26 January 2008||26 April 2008|
|Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, U.K. ||24 May 2008||08 June 2008|
|Henley Regatta, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, U.K.||02 July 2008||06 July 2008|
London College of Communication, London, U.K.||01 September 2008||20 September 2008|
|The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, U.K.||17 September 2008||17 October 2008|
|Abingdon County Hall Museum, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K.||12 November 2008||28 February 2008|
|The De Morgan Centre, West Hill, Wandsworth, London, U.K.||18 March 2009||10 June 2009|
|Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Gloustershire, U.K.||05 July 2009||08 September 2009|
|Musuem of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.||24 October 2009||28 November 2009|
|The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, U.K.||09 January 2010||09 May 2009|