is not designed to be a course on the history of photography such as a
resource to dip into. In addition to pen-portraits of many of the most
important photographers of the period, it contains information on some of
the most significant processes used during the early days of photography.
The project was confined to the first eighty years or so, as this is often a
convenient cut-off point in books and when dividing courses into a syllabus.
To some extent this has been a frustration, in that there have been many
important developments and many interesting photographers who practised
during and subsequent to that date. It is hoped that a sequel will be
forthcoming in due course.
This work is intended to be of general interest, but it may also be a useful
starting-off point for students preparing for courses which include brief
study of the history of photography.
The site will be revised regularly in the light of feedback and further