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  • Christina sitting on the Beach c 1913

    by Mervyn O'Gorman

  • by By Roger Fenton

  • Hands 1930s

    by Atelier von Behr

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group was founded in 1972 to promote knowledge of the history of photography in all its aspects, and to encourage the preservation of photographs, photographic equipment and documents relating to the history of photography. Read more→


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22 August 2018

Identifying a wartime colour image from the RPS Collection

The location of a rare colour image of bomb damage to a London street c1941 has recently been identified.

17 August 2018

Researching the Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society has a long and distinguished history back to 1853. Its publications and membership are a key resource for anyone researching British photographic history. Find out more how to access these resources.