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Pottery Gallery

City Library @ Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland

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A free public talk about Sunderland born chemist and inventor Joseph Swan, in relation to light and photography by photographic historian Dr Carol McKay and photographic artist Dr Liza Dracup.

Most people know Joseph Swan as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb. Few know he was also a photographic pioneer, an entrepreneur and businessman, with connections far and wide. We’re celebrating this story in Sunderland, the place where he was born and grew up and where he encountered photography for the first time.


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