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Publication: Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition

  • 6 August 2019

Front cover of book in front of side of a mirror Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition by Anthony Hamber, published jointly by Oak Knoll Press and V&A Publishing, is now available to purchase. This book was supported by a Paul Mellon Centre Publication Grant.

Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive study of the seminal gathering of photographs and photographic equipment that marked the global launch of the form. It examines the role and impact of photography at the 1851 Great Exhibition and beyond, drawing together two decades of research to create a broader understanding of the step-change in image making and distribution represented by that event.