As the unsettling images of the Ukraine crisis make their way to our TV screens, Brian Liddy is reminded of the first systematically photographed conflict.
George Davison’s medal-winning pin-hole photograph garnered much controversy as the battle between ‘straight’ and pictorial photography raged on.
This miniature gilt locket with pull out concertina of 12 albumen prints is a photographic souvenir from the wedding of the world’s most famous little people.
John Hinde was a pioneer of colour photography in Britain. Some of his work has just gone on display at the Photographers’ Gallery’s Mass Observation exhibition.
Colin recently visited Vienna to bring back photographs by Roger Fenton that we’d loaned to the Leopold Museum for their ‘Clouds: Fleeting Worlds’ exhibition.
This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Rejlander, the flamboyant and mysterious photographer who pioneered the painstaking technique of combination printing.
Helen Messinger Murdoch (1862–1956) was a remarkable woman—one of the earliest colour photographers and one of the first female aviators. Colin Harding tells her story.
Colin Harding looks at one of the major figures in early British photography—now best known for his pioneering use of photography as a medical tool and his haunting portraits of the mentally ill.
Today we remember those that died on the battlegrounds of World War I and II, and all members of the armed forces who have ever given their lives in the line of duty.
Frederick Scott Archer’s discovery revolutionised photography by introducing a process which was far superior to any then in existence, yet he was to die just six years later in poverty.