Great Exhibition was held at Crystal Palace in Hyde Park in 1851.
It included a Photography Section with examples of the recently
invented wet collodion process.
Exhibition of 1851 introduced photography to a wider
public - both the results of the wet
collodion process and stereo photography.
exhibition, Roger Fenton resolved to establish a Photographic Society in
he did in 1853. The society
was The Photographic Society, which was soon to have strong links with the
Photographic Society of Scotland in Edinburgh.
of the Photographic Society, in London, was Sir Charles Eastlake.
His wife was Lady Eastlake, the subject of calotype photographs by Hill
& Adamson in Edinburgh
In 1894, The Photographic Society was granted the title “Royal”
by Queen Victoria, and so became “The Royal Photographic Society”.
It was based at various addresses in London until 1980 when it
moved its headquarters to Bath.