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Professor Margaret Harker Farrand (1920-2013)

The sad news has reached BPH that Professor Margaret Harker Farrand died on 16 February 2013 aged 93. According to Margaret's solicitor she was 'ready to go'. The funeral will take place at 11am on Monday, 11 March, at St Bartholomew Church, Egdean, near Pulborough, East Sussex, RH20 1JU

Margaret  was a respected architectural and commercial photographer, a photographic historian and author, an educator at the Regent Street Poly (now the University of Westminster) where she became a Professor and important to The Royal Photographic Society and its collection over many years. She joined The Society in 1941 and became its first woman President serving 1958-60.  

Margaret was also active with the Institute of British Photographers, now the BIPP, the European Society for the History of Photography and many other bodies. 

A fuller obituary will be published here shortly.  

The RPS has published an obituary here: and an extensive obituary will appear in The Society's April Journal.

Images: right Margaret Harker, 1952. Courtesy the archive of Dr S D Jouhar FRPS FPSA; below: with RPS Presidents c.1960

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Comment by Michael Pritchard on March 14, 2013 at 5:22
Comment by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2013 at 16:48

and one due in the Guardian's Other Lives shortly and, of course, the April RPS Journal. 

Comment by Alan Pritchard on March 13, 2013 at 11:28

Obituary in Daily Telegraph (Wed, 13th March), and at:

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