Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

1

Early History of
Photography

Page 1

Further Notes

2

Types of Camera and  Photo

Page 2

Further Notes

3

Photographic
Societies

Page 3

Further Notes

4

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

Further Notes

5

Collections of Photos and Books

Page 5

Further Notes

Other talks:    Ethnographic Postcards in Scotland

Other talks:    History of Photography

 

The links above are to pages that I prepared  as basis for my lecture to:

Edinburgh University, School of Literature, Language and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies

2nd Year Lecture:  February 22, 2010  -  Ethnographic Photography

I used the same pages for:

-   a seminar given on January 27, 2011 to Edinburgh University 4th year Architecture Students

-   a talk given on January 31, 2011 to Edinburgh Southside Heritage Group

I intend to use them for:

-   a lecture to be given on February 21, 2011  to Edinburgh University School of Literature, Language, ... (as in 2010)

 

 

Ethnographic Photography

 

 

Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

Today's Topics

 

 

www.edinphoto.org.uk

  • There is no need to write everything down from the screen during the lecture.

  • The pages that you see on the screen today will remain on the internet.

You will be advised where to find these pages on the internet.

 

 

Scope

First we look at:

-  Early history of photography

-  How cameras and styles of photo have changed over the years.

                                                   (Pages 1 + 2)

Then:

-  Who took the photos?

-  Who viewed the photos?

-  What impact did the photos have?

Did the photos give a true view or an idealised view of Scotland?

-  How has photography changed today?

                                                         (Pages 3 + 4)

Then:

-  Where can collections of old photos be found now?

                                                                                                   (Page 5)

Page 1.

Early History of Photography

   Fathers of Photography  -  William Henry Fox Talbot  -  One of thirteen portraits published in the Supplement to the August 1891 edition of The Practical Photographer

1839 to 1850

Page 2.

Types of Camera and

Types of Photo

   Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  4 youths

from 1839

Page 3.

Photographic Societies

and their Photos

from 1840s

Photograph from Edinburgh Calotype Club album  -  Volume 2, Page 26  -  George Heriot's Hospital

Page 4.

Professional Photographers

and their Photos

from 1840s

   St Giles Cathedral - Edinburgh High Street  -  Photograph probably by JCH Balmain

Page 5.

Photographic Collections and
Books

21st century

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Exhibits

-   Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Tintype

-  Victorian Photographic Album, Cabinet Prints, Cartes de Visite

-  Stereo Viewer and View Card

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Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

1

Early History of
Photography

Page 1

Further Notes

2

Types of Camera and  Photo

Page 2

Further Notes

3

Photographic
Societies

Page 3

Further Notes

4

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

Further Notes

5

Collections of Photos and Books

Page 5

Further Notes

Other talks:    Ethnographic Postcards in Scotland

Other talks:    History of Photography

 

 

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