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From Today, Painting Is Dead: Victorian Photographers in Highgate Cemetery

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Chapel, Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane

London

N6 6PJ

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A talk by Stephen Furniss

Stephen Furniss will talk about Victorian photography in
general, but concentrate on the many Victorian photographers who are buried in Highgate Cemetery. Some of these were instrumental in making photography accessible and hugely popular. Among those included in the talk will be Antoine Claudet, who was a leading expert in the Daguerrotype process and is attributed with inventing the red safelight, the Watkins brothers, who photographed over 1,500 celebrities, James Perriman, a studio photographer who went to prison for displaying another photographer’s work outside his premises, and Valentine Blanchard, who took instantaneous photographs of London streets from a disguised van...
Stephen Furniss was an antiques dealer, is a longtime supporter of Highgate Cemetery and is an expert on Victorian photography and related subjects. The memorial photograph shown above is from his extensive collection.

If you have any Victorian photographs you would like Stephen to look at for identification and dating, do bring them along with you.

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Chapel, Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane

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N6 6PJ

United Kingdom

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