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Events: commemorating John Thomson, photographer

To commemorate the centenary of the death of John Thomson FRGS (1837-1921), the early travel photographer working in China and Asia, and known for his work Street Life in London, and work with the Royal Geographical Society, the RPS (Thomson was also a member) is hosting two free events to commemorate his life and work.

On 14 September 2021 Richard Ovenden will discuss John Thomson: his life, photography and photobooks and on 29 July 2021 Betty Yao will talk about John Thomson and his photography of Asia

In September a commemorative bronze plaque to Thomson will be unveiled in Edinburgh. 

Read more and book here: 

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