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Marta Weiss commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"Thanks for the information, Nigel.  I'd love to hear more detail from you and it would be very exciting to see the other portraits you mention that may be from the same series."
Jul 13, 2021
Nigel Richards commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"I knew Arthur Downes very well when he was President of Chorlton Camera Club - Manchester and subsequently President of the RPS.   He told me about the work he did with colour processing and producing large transparencies, I think in the…"
Jul 13, 2021
Graham Barnes commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"This is a long-shot but here goes! In my early-teens my family lived in Nigeria where my father was a university lecturer and I have maintained my contacts with Igboland on and off for more than 50 years. I'm a member of a Facebook group named…"
Oct 13, 2020
Marta Weiss commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"Thanks for the suggestion, Derek!"
Oct 7, 2020
Derek Trillo MA PhD FRPS commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"Hi Marta I met Arthur at some MAPS meetings in South Manchester in the 80s/90s. I knew he was an early adopter of home proccessing colour materials, but have not seen these before. I'd suggest contacting MAPS to see if any of the older members…"
Oct 5, 2020
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A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies

The V&A holds a set of stunning 20x16-inch transparencies by Arthur H. Downes of models wearing African fashions.  The  transparencies seem to have been made in Manchester in the 1960s and one them is labelled 'Model from Warri No. 5'. Warri is a city in Nigeria and also the name of a Nigerian modelling agency.They are part of the Royal Photographic Society Collection…See More
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A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies

The V&A holds a set of stunning 20x16-inch transparencies by Arthur H. Downes of models wearing African fashions.  The  transparencies seem to have been made in Manchester in the 1960s and one them is labelled 'Model from Warri No. 5'. Warri is a city in Nigeria and also the name of a Nigerian modelling agency.

They are part of the Royal…

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