12366916854?profile=RESIZE_400xSpanning the history of photography from the 1840s to the present day, this beautifully illustrated book showcases 100 photographs chosen from the many thousands held in collections at National Trust properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Alongside works by well-known photographers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Camille Silvy, Edward Chambré Hardman, Dorothy Wilding, Angus McBean and Jane Bown are remarkable images captured by less familiar practitioners. Many of these photographs have only recently been discovered and are reproduced here for the first time.

12365947082?profile=RESIZE_400xProfessional studio portraits, landscapes and images of war sit alongside family groups, domestic scenes and travel photographs by talented amateurs whose images provide glimpses into the way we have viewed and recorded the world over the last two centuries. Through these pages, glassplate negatives give way to celluloid film; monochrome makes room for colour; and while still inspiring many, early cumbersome processes evolve into modern, portable formats that would bring photographic creativity within easier reach of everyone.

The book concludes with a useful illustrated glossary of photographic terms and a gazetteer of National Trust properties with significant photographic collections.
Anna Sparham will be talking about the Trust's collection and book at The Photography Show, Birmingham, on Sunday, 17 March, between 4 – 4.30 pm.
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Anna Sparham is National Curator for Photography at the National Trust. Since 2001, she has worked extensively with historic collections of photographs and contemporary photographic practice across the arts and heritage sector. She was formerly Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London, publishing widely and curating several exhibitions on subjects including women’s suffrage, youth culture and London at night. Her interests include 20thcentury portraiture, the natural landscape, and analogue and alternative processes.

Robin Muir is a writer and curator, specialising in photography. He is currently a Contributing Editor at British Vogue and consultant to its archive. He has curated major exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and the Yale Center for British Art. His many publications include The World’s Most Photographed, Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, monographs on David Bailey, John Deakin, Terence Donovan, Norman Parkinson and Snowdon, and several books on the history of Vogue magazine, including Vogue 100: A Century of Style and most recently The Crown in Vogue.
100 Photographs from the Collections of the National Trust
Anna Sparham, with an introduction from Robin Muir

The National Trust
Published 4 April 2024
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-0707804675
£10, from your local bookseller or the National Trust shop.

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