The Science Museum's latest exhibition looks at photographic pioneer and occasional Londoner William Henry Fox Talbot. Talbot was active from the mid-1830s, and sits alongside Louis Daguerre as one of the fathers of the medium.
The exhibition shows many of Fox Talbot's early images, including group shots, portraits, landscapes and still life photography.
The show also looks at early photographic techniques, and explores Fox Talbot's interactions with other greats of the time, including Faraday and Babbage.
The earliest shot on display is a simple camera obscura impression of a latticed window from August 1835 — before the Victorian era. Fox Talbot quickly improved the technology, allowing him to capture detailed portraits, such as this 1843 shot of his daughter Rosamond.
Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph is at the Science Museum until 11 September 2016. Entrance £8.