British photographic history

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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
Reply by Christophe BLATT

Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.

Hello I've come across a few photographs that were taken inside Ilford Mobberley Factory in the 1930s. Unfortunately the photographs aren'…

Started by Nicola Mayer

13 Sep 1, 2021
Reply by Nicola Mayer

Request for information: Cyril M. Bernard (20th c photographer)

Hello, I'm looking for information about a photographer called Cyril M. Bernard (see attached stamp), so I can contact him, or the current…

Started by Ismay Milford

20 Aug 27, 2021
Reply by Anne Strathie

Oskar Goetze

1.  Has anyone any information about a German portrait photographer, Oskar Goetze, who had a studio in Berlin possibly before World War One…


0 Aug 26, 2021


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