Great Photographic Journeys: In the Footsteps of 19th Century British Photographers

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Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2007 - Photography - 253 pages

In this book, John Hannavy re-creates the epic journeys first traveled by nineteenth-century photographers: Fox Talbot in Scotland (1844), Charles Kinnear and Melville Raven in France (1857), Francis Frith in Egypt (1856 - 1859), Roger Fenton in Russia and the Ukraine (1852 - 1855), Samuel Bourne in India (1863), and John Thomson in China and Cyprus (1863 - 1878).

Contrasting the Victorian world with our own, Hannavy looks at how our view of the world has changed in the intervening years and chronicles developments in travel, architecture, culture, and photography itself.

ProfessorJohn Hannavy is an established writer on photography and photographic history. He edited the recently publishedEncyclopaedia of 19th Century Photography.

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Professor John Hannavy has had a long involvement with photography and photographic history, and has been writing about the subject for over thirty years. He edited the recently published Encyclopaedia of 19th Century Photography, and has previously published many books and articles on travel, history, photography, and photographic history, and has written and presented two television series.

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