Talbot’s ‘picture book’ is a manifesto for photography, a polemic, an advertisement, a bid for posterity, a chronicle of the past and a vision of the future.
Magnum Photographer David Hurn writes about his recent visit to our archives.
Associate Curator Ruth Kitchin picks some photographic highlights from John Thomson’s 19th-century album Foochow and the River Min.
We’ll be making hundreds of images from the world’s largest public collection of Cameron portraits available online as part of a year-long digitisation project.
In 1826, Niépce used his heliography process to capture the first photograph, but his pioneering work was soon to be overshadowed by the invention of the daguerreotype.
Copper Horses is a witty, intriguing and intimate story about a boy’s relationship with his dad, his dad’s relationship with a machine, and everyday heroes.
John Hinde was a pioneer of colour photography in Britain. Some of his work has just gone on display at the Photographers’ Gallery’s exhibition Mass Observation: This is Your Photo.
This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Rejlander, the flamboyant and mysterious photographer who pioneered the painstaking technique of combination printing.
One of the most important figures in photographic publishing—we even named a research room after him in recognition of his contribution to photography and cinematography.