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I am researching colour photography and would appreciate feedbackJohn Szarkowski's curation of William Eggleston's Guide at MOMA in 1976, was a pivotal moment in the history of colour photography in…Continue

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A series of lectures hosted by the Historical Group of the Royal Photographic Society

In my final months as Chair of the Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group – I am pleased to share two events that we have arranged which may be of great interest. 

The first event on Tuesday 23 January 2018, is the

Inaugural lecture  of the Colin Ford Lecture Series celebrating significant photographers and…


Posted on December 11, 2017 at 11:30

Connection: Story Maskelyne and Dillwyn Llewelyn

Interestingly and coincidentally two current postings: the John Dillwyn Llewelyn album to be sold at Sotheby’s and the Story Maskelyne camera obscura, at Christie’s are connected.

John Dillwyn Llewelyn was the father-in-law of Nevil Story…


Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:30

The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882

Noel Chanan’s latest hardcover, The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882, is an in-depth, richly illustrated and forensically researched hardcover book. Llewelyn was married to a cousin of William Henry Fox Talbot, the British inventor of photography, and consequently became an inspired pioneer of photography from the 1850s.…


Posted on April 3, 2013 at 19:19 — 1 Comment

GIFs used for stereoscope viewing

The upsurge in popularity of  the Graphics Interchange Format or GIF has been applied creatively for viewing stereoscopic pairs of images. I came across this site which maybe of interest.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

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At 21:24 on April 20, 2013, Paul Cordes said…

Hello Janine,

Yes, please send me your e-mail and I can send a picture of the Swan book.

I have enrolled on a 3 day carbon print course, so can participate in the demonstration myself.

The 3 colour process and autochromes are fascinating, but I know little of them, although I do own some autochromes and once had a MIKUT camera in stock.



At 11:51 on April 13, 2012, Caroline Fuchs said…

Hi Janine,

thanks for your message, I am always happy to meet new people who are looking into autochromes. What are you especially interested in? Mark probably told you that I am working on a PhD thesis that tries to zoom in on the autochrome in Britain. If you like, you can contact me via email on:



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