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Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Early Colour Photography from 1913

From Lightsalking we find this interesting article about one of the pioneers of colour photography and the autochrome process. Thanks to the folks at The National Media Museum these amazing photographs by Mervyn O’Gorman have been getting a lot of attention lately. Taken at Dorset in 1913, these photographs of his daughter show us some wonderful versions of the Autochrome Lumière process.

Autochrome Lumière was a process  ( it is worth reading this explanation of the autochrome process used here) for colour photography invented in France in 1903, marketed in 1907 and which dominated colour photography until the mid 1930s.

O’Gorman himself was an engineer with a very prevalent photography habit which has meant that many of his photographs are often included in exhibitions of early colour photography. For anyone curious about photography’s history, these certainly are a wonderful discovery.






There are many other examples of this early colour process, the beautiful quality that the process produces is a bit of a revelation for me at least, I hope you enjoy these too. You can see many more here







Women in Photography


Image©Alixandra Fazzina   Alixandra Fazzina now completes the line-up of speakers for the Women in Photography talks at the University of Westminster – 13 June. Booking now

Monica Allende Monica Allende is the picture editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. She was part of the team that founded Spectrum, a section dedicated to photography from around the world and over the past two years has continued to develop and edit it. Monica will be giving an illustrated talk on a number of significant female photographers whose work she has published. She will also address the reasons why she would commission a female photographer for a particular story or angle and what qualities she looks for when selecting a photographer in general. Other areas of discussion will include; the risks and opportunities women face and what the future looks like for print and online photograph. –

13 June 2015 10:30 – 16:00

University of Westminster Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road
United Kingdom

Details here