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20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
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Hi all,My name is Michaela and I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester doing research into the history of (medical) photography in Cape Town (South Africa) during the first half of the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilson Laidlaw Jun 8.

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Wilson Laidlaw replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"The Chavonnes Battery museum on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront in Cape Town, has a very good collection of period photographs and engravings of Cape Town. https://www.chavonnesbattery.co.za ; Wilson"
Jun 8
Michaela Clark replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Sidney, Mr Ebrahim made contact with me and has been absolutely wonderful in terms of correspondence. What a wealth of knowledge! Thank you so much for putting us in touch. All the best, Michaela"
Jun 2
Michaela Clark replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Marcel, Thank you very much for your reply! Carol was kind enough to get in touch with me recently and mentioned that he will be publishing this extension of Bensusan's list in a few weeks *yay!* I will definitely follow up on 'The…"
Jun 2
Marcel Safier replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Michaela, I prepared a reasonably extensive listing of South African photographers but mostly the 19th century, starting with Bensusan's list and greatly expanding it. I have an interest in British Commonwealth photography and databasing of…"
Jun 1
Michaela Clark replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Sidney, That is very kind of you. I will reach out to Mr Ebrahim immediately! xx"
May 12
Sidney Ray replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Michaela, I have contacted a friend of mine in Cape Town who worked for many years in medical illustration in South Africa. He is willing to be contacted by you and give whatever help he can concerning the growth and development of his…"
May 11
Malcolm Corrigall replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Michaela, I wrote a historical overview of photographic societies in SA in the first chapter of my PhD thesis. I can email this to you. Best, Malcolm"
May 11
Michaela Clark replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Oh! And now that I think of it, Bensusan actually wrote something in the 1950s in the South African Medical Journal about Medical photography! That makes so much sense now :D"
May 11
Michaela Clark replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Malcolm, This is incredibly helpful, thank you so much! Your recommendations are right on the money and I would love to get a hold of that list... it be be a tremendous help! I know Rory (and his work) very well - I've actually dug through…"
May 11
Malcolm Corrigall replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Just to add, there is a large amount of scholarship that has been done on various aspects of South African photographic history in the twentieth century that you may or may not be aware of - my previous reply is just a few suggestions, from the top…"
May 11
Malcolm Corrigall replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"Hi Michaela, There were several South African photographic journals published in the first half of the 20th century. Often these were short-lived publications which folded after a few years owing to commercial pressures. I should have a full list…"
May 11
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20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa

Hi all,My name is Michaela and I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester doing research into the history of (medical) photography in Cape Town (South Africa) during the first half of the 20th century. I am struggling to find much literature on the introduction and development of photography in this city/country - even archival resources including journals dealing with photography during this time appear to be hard to identify and come by.While there are online resources that indicate…See More
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