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Hello, I'm Alex Boyd a Museum Officer and photographer based in the South West of Scotland.
I am currently the Museum Officer for Photography & Digitisation at Dumfries Museum, and sit on the board of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHOP) as well as Editor for the Magazine Scottish Photography
I have been actively involved with the wet plate collodion community, have assisted in the teaching of several students, and have written about contemporary practitioners of the process. In 2013 i will be travelling to the US on a Churchill Fellowship to learn from and study with key Practitioners of the Wet-Plate revival.
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