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BBC TV: The One Show - Roger Fenton & Queen Victoria

On the One Show this evening there will be a segment regarding the work of Roger Fenton and his portraiture of Queen Victoria. There will be contributions from renowned photographic historian Roger Taylor, and a demonstration of the wet-plate collodion process by Tony Richards, who recently contributed to the BBC drama series 'The Paradise'. 

The One Show…

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Added by Alex Boyd on February 3, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Seán MacKenna (1932-2012)

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…

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Added by Alex Boyd on October 22, 2012 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

Francis Frith - On location with the BBC at Stirling Castle.

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 Frith ran a photography studio which proved enormously…

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Added by Alex Boyd on November 2, 2011 at 18:30 — 5 Comments

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