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Audio slideshow: Brunel's achievements revisited

It is 150 years since the death of Robert Howlett - the young photographer who took this iconic image of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Robert Howlett died - in December 1858 - from a fever, most likely caused by exposure to the poisonous photographic chemicals that he used.

Intrigued by how the Brunel photograph was created, photojournalist David White set out - using non toxic methods - to recreate some of Howlett's images.

With a specially-made camera, he travelled across south and west England to view Brunel's extensive legacy. Here is his story.

Click 'show captions' to reveal photograph information.
Photographs copyright David White 2008.

Music: 'Moments of Glory' composed by Paul Pritchard.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley.


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