When one thinks of the first photographic studios in the UK, famous epicentres like London and Lacock come to mind, but not usually Nottingham. In fact, the Bromley House Library, close to the Old Market Square, housed one of the first commercial photo studios in the UK, set up by Alfred Barber in 1841. The library, which also holds the Pauline Heathcote photography archive and a small collection of rare cameras, has announced a major refurbishment programme which will hopefully make it better known to photography history buffs.
“We intend to strengthen the narrative of the photographic exhibits, by bringing the information all together in one room and …Continue reading »
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