This is England in the late nineteenth century through the eyes of the photographic survey movement. In 1879 Sir Benjamin Stone announced the formation of the National Photographic Record Association. Its objective was to make a record of England for future generations. This book examines Stone’s central role in the project and presents over 120 of his photographs.
|Publisher:||Lewis, Dewi Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Stone (1838-1914) is currently most well known for his parliamentary portraits and studies of British customs. In 1897 he announced the formation of the National Photographic Record Association for which worked tirelessly - his collection comprising some 22,000 prints, 600 steroescopic images and 50 albums. Elizabeth Edwards is Professor and senior research fellow at the University of the Arts, London. A visual anthropologist and historian, she has published widely on the relationship between photography, history and cultural representation. Peter James is Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library. He has undertaken extensive research on Stone's collection for many years and works with contemporary photographers interested in the contemparary resonances of the intellectual legacies of Stone and the Survey Movement. He is currently working on a major exhibition: Stone and his photographic collection. Martin Barnes is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London