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Blog: The story behind the Edward Reeves Archive project

University of the Arts has published a blog post looking at the work being undertaken by Brigitte Lardinois and the Photography and Archive Research Centre (PARC) based at UAL on the Edward Reeves Archive in Lewis, East Sussex. This is home to the world’s oldest photographic studio — Edward Reeves Photography. Still active and operated by direct descendants of the founder, four generations of Reeves photographers have encapsulated the stories of the inhabitants of this English market town since its establishment in 1855. The current owner, Tom Reeves, now runs the Studio, still located on Lewes' High Street, with his wife Tania Osband. Together, they continue to add to its legacy.

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Comment by Paul Hill on August 22, 2022 at 14:33

Just to be accurate there seems to be a dispute on 'the oldest'. Reeves is the oldest studio and still functioning and W.W.Winters of Derby is the oldest photographic business and the UK and also  still going......

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