Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Stephen Furniss will talk about Victorian photography in general, but concentrate on the many Victorian photographers who are buried in Highgate Cemetery. Some of these were instrumental in making photography accessible and hugely
popular. Among those included in the talk will be Antoine Claudet, who was a leading expert in the Daguerrotype process and is attributed with inventing the red safelight, the Watkins brothers, who photographed over 1,500 celebrities, James
Perriman, a studio photographer who went to prison for displaying another photographer’s work outside his premises, and Valentine Blanchard, who took instantaneous photographs of London streets from a disguised van...
Stephen Furniss was an antiques dealer, is a longtime supporter of Highgate Cemetery and is an expert on Victorian photography and related subjects. The memorial photograph shown is from his extensive collection.
If you have any Victorian photographs you would like Stephen to look at for identification and dating, do bring them along with you.
'From Today, Painting is Dead’: Victorian Photographers in Highgate Cemetery
Thursday, 21 February 2019
£9 at 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm. Ticket includes a glass of wine
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