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Hello, I'm Alex Boyd a curator and photographer based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland..
On the One Show this evening there will be a segment regarding the work of Roger Fenton and his portraiture of Queen Victoria. There will be contributions from renowned photographic historian Roger Taylor, and a demonstration of the wet-plate collodion process by Tony Richards, who recently…Continue
Posted on February 3, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment
It is with great sadness that I inform the community of the death of Seán MacKenna, a photographer and historian whose work with historic processes made a major contribution to the understanding of the field.
Originally an archaeological conservator at the Museum of London, Seán was regarded as the first person in the UK to actively use the wet-plate collodion process when he first…Continue
Posted on October 22, 2012 at 20:00 — 4 Comments
The Victorian photographer Francis Frith is chiefly remembered for the company he helped found in 1859 which embarked upon the daunting task of documenting every town and village across the UK. Working with a team of photographers…
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 18:30 — 5 Comments