Wednesday 5 May: 17:00-18:30
HoPIN webinar: Photography
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Dr Anthony Hamber (Independent Scholar), The rise of photographic illustration 1839-80
Soon after the announcements in 1839 of the photographic processes of Daguerre and Fox Talbot, the application of the revolutionary medium to illustration of printed materials began.Over the next forty years a variety of photographic, permanent photographic and photomechanical processes were developed and applied to a variety of printed publications.This webinar will provide an overview of the photographic processes employed and discuss a number of the landmark publications. It will also highlight the adoption by existing publishers, such as Longmans for the Pencil of Nature, and the rise of new and innovatory publishers, such as Alfred William Bennett.
Anthony Hamber is an independent photographic historian specialising in the period 1839-1880. His Ph.D. concerned the photography of the Fine Arts in England 1839-1880. He has lectured and published extensively on pre-1880 photographically illustrated publications and is currently building an associated bibliographic database.