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Event: Photographing and Cycling in Late Victorian Britain / London, 14 November 2018

This talk presents new research looking at the relation between camera and cycle technologies in late Victorian Britain. Despite the challenges of carrying heavy and fragile glass-plate cameras on likewise heavy and laborious to ride machines, in this period combining cycling and photography was felt so close that contemporary commentators could write of…


Posted on November 9, 2018 at 10:30

Free eprints: 'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s

50 free eprints of my article "'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s", recently published in the journal History of Photography (42:1), for anyone who may be interested but doesn't have access to a subscribing library:…


Posted on July 9, 2018 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

Publication: Travel Marketing and Popular Photography in Britain, 1888–1939: Reading the Travel Image

This new book explores how popular photography influenced the development of British travel marketing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Taking as its touchstone the image archive of the Polytechnic Touring Association, a London-based, originally philanthropic, travel firm, the book reveals the role that people’s increasing familiarity with the camera played…


Posted on October 6, 2017 at 20:00

Symposium: Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography, Saturday 8th April 2017

We’re delighted to announce details of the upcoming Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture’s one-day symposium on Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography.

Speakers: David Bate (University of Westminster); Benedict Burbridge (Sussex); Sara Davidmann (London College of Communication, in collaboration with Val Williams, London College of…


Posted on February 23, 2017 at 11:00

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