Fox Talbot Museum exhibition at Lacock Abbey

Award winning images from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year competition were on display at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, Britain’s birthplace of photography, from 16 July to 11 September 2016.

Created by some of the most talented underwater photographers from across the world, the photographs in the exhibition are quirky, colourful and surprising. Speaking about the winning images, Professor Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York, said, ‘this magnificent collection of photographs celebrates life in the sea in all its diversity, splendour and sheer mind-bending oddity.’

The exhibition took place at the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock from 16 July – 11 September and was extremely well received by the visiting public. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, a selection of which you can see here:

  • I liked the photographs of underwater creatures. They were amazing!
  • Privileged to see and appreciate the underwater photography exhibition. The patience of the photographers - we would never see or know what is underwater if it were not for these photographers.
  • The underwater exhibition. There are not enough words to describe it. Just mind blowing.
  • Amazing. I really enjoyed the pictures from under the water.
  • It was great! The most incredible thing was a turtle eating a jellyfish!
  • The underwater photography exhibition is absolutely incredible! One of the best things I have ever been to. The history of photography below is also fascinating. So so happy we discovered this!
  • I loved it! I like the underwater photography especially the photo named 'Lagoon'

The Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey is open to visitors throughout the year. National Trust members and under 5s go free. Lacock is near Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2LG.

For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village/

From the official press release:

Fox Talbot Museum


© Underwater Photographer of the Year / Dan Bolt