British photographic history

Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history

Henry Peach Robinson commemorated with blue plaque

The Leamington Spa Local History Society and The Royal Photographic Society have commemorated Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901) with a blue plaque at the site of his Leamington Spa studio. The plaque was unveiled by Mayor of Leamington, Councillor Amanda Stevens on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. Robinson joined the Photographic Society on 5 March 1857, the same year that he opened his studio. He exhibited for many years at the Society's annual exhibitions, most famously with his combination prints such as Fading Away. He sat on the Society's Council and became a Vice President. In 1891 he resigned from the Society to join the Linked Ring but was reconciled in 1900 when he became an Honorary Fellow of the RPS. 

The unveiling was attended by photographic historians Geoff Blackwell, a Society trustee, Colin Ford CBE, and Michael Pritchard, together with Leamington residents and local historians. 

Views: 169

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of British photographic history to add comments!

Join British photographic history

© 2020   Created by Michael Pritchard.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service