Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
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Since 2018 I have been editor of 'Photographica World', the journal of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. A former archivist and librarian, I worked for many years as an independent researcher and recently completed a PhD on 'Ministers of "the Black Art": the engagement of British clergy with photography, 1839-1914. Current projects include a biography of Horatio Ross (1801-86) and a book on Hungarian photographer Iván Szabó (1822-58) – written in collaboration with the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest.
In the latest issue of Ancient Egypt magazine (No.78, June-July 2013) I have an article entitled “Egyptology and Photography: Two Founding Fathers” which traces the correspondence between W H F Talbot and Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius in the 1840s. Lepsius was then preparing for his pioneering expedition to Egypt, and wanted to learn the art of photography from Talbot so that his team could use cameras to record inscriptions and…Continue
Posted on July 21, 2013 at 16:11 — 2 Comments
The final decade of the nineteenth century possesses a power to intrigue and fascinate that seems only to grow with time. More than a mere decade, the 1890s continues to inspire works of both fiction and non-fiction. It is a period known by many names - fin-de-siècle, Decadent Nineties, the Beardsley Years, the Yellow Decade, even the Naughty Nineties - and populated by a coterie of literary and artistic icons whose work…
Posted on January 6, 2013 at 15:30
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