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One of British photography's most recognisable and charismatic photograph dealers and collectors, Janette Rosing, has died. There is a short obituary in the Antiques Trade Gazette from Pierre Spake and other tributes will be forthcoming. Janette was a regular buyer at auction and fairs from the early 1980s and often had a table at the London photograph fairs. 


Photograph: courtesy of Christophe Lunn / Janette at a London Photograph Fair. 

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Comment by Hugh Ashley Rayner on March 29, 2021 at 10:47

Very sad news; we were friends for nearly 40 years; collaborators and fellow obsessive collectors of, and dealers in, early Indian photography. She was always happy to share material from her own collection, for book projects. Always a profound  source of knowledge on all aspects of photographic history, she deserved to be far more widely known and respected; however her intense desire for privacy meant that only a very few fellow collectors, researchers and dealers really knew her or of her wonderful collections and immense fund of knowledge. I will miss her, and will always regret never having had the chance to say farewell.

Comment by Sebastian Dobson on March 29, 2021 at 9:47
So sorry to hear of Jeanette’s passing. One of my fondest memories of her is meeting her ‘off-duty’ from the regular round of fairs and auctions and spending a very pleasant morning talking about August Sachtler and his photographic expeditions across Southeast Asia. She was always happy to share information and her sense of time and place was incredible! I will greatly miss her.

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