British photographic history

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Looking for photographs by Associated Photo Services/George Fisher

I'm on the hunt for pictures taken by a photographer called George Fisher who ran an agency called Associated Photo Services in Liverpool t…

Started by Holly F

4 Jan 17
Reply by Neil Connor

May Bone

I am researching my local area's history- Red Lion st. Aylsham in deepest, darkest, northest Norfolk. According to Kelly's 1908 Norfolk Dir…

Started by Adi Raschkewitz

7 Jan 10
Reply by Anne Strathie

Concave mirror in early camera

I'm being driven mad by what may be a false memory. I'm sure I can remember reading about a photographer who advocated a concave mirror b…

Started by Roger Hyam

3 Nov 14, 2021
Reply by Roger Hyam

Snapshot in Time conference, 17 November 2021

Bookings are now open for the Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections & Knowledge (STICK) network’s autumn online conference on…

Started by Justin Parkes

0 Nov 1, 2021

Birmingham Professional Photographers Association

I’m trying to find out where records of this association might be held. Possibly BIPP, but wondering if anyone here as any other knowledge.…

Started by Nettie Edwards

3 Oct 18, 2021
Reply by Michael Pritchard

The first person to make a fixable photograph

W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article:  Anthony's Photographi…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

8 Oct 11, 2021
Reply by Peter Domankiewicz

Photographs by Richard Stanley Freeman

Dear all I am looking for photographs taken by Richard Stanley Freeman (1834 – 1923). He was a photographer based in Kensington and later…

Started by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch

2 Oct 4, 2021
Reply by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch


Back in 2019 I started a Wikipedia article on the magazine Camerawork (1976–1985), a British bi-monthly photography magazine promoting hu…

Started by James McArdle

0 Sep 25, 2021


Introduction Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936 - 2003) had a keen interes…

Started by Rebekah Burgess Abramovich

0 Sep 23, 2021

Request for identification

Hello, this handsome gentleman, photographed by Eliott & Fry, refuses to reveal himself. Does anybody have an idea of his identity? Tha…

Started by Christophe BLATT

1 Sep 19, 2021
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