Images of Persia
Du Khorassan au pays des Backhtiaris, trois mois de voyage en Perse

It's a fascinating collection. An exceptional archive, regrouping a set of 403 original photographs, printed on albumen paper from glass negatives, or in some cases on gelatin silver paper, and…


Women in the Dark:
Female Photographers in the US, 1850-1900, by Katherine Manthorne

On April 22, 1890, citizens of the central Kansas town of McPherson were greeted with a directive in the local paper: “Expression is the key to character. Think of this then have Mrs. Vreeland…


JAKARTA (BATAVIA) in Nineteenth Century Photographs

The City of Jakarta It was on 1 October 1989, that I arrived in Jakarta (known as Batavia from 1619–1942) to start work as a young equity analyst for a British broking house in Indonesia’s newly…


Early Photography in Vietnam

Until I made my first visit to Vietnam in 2013, I knew very little about the origins of photography in that country. My focus had been on East-Asian photography - China, Japan and Korea, to be…


Early Photography in Ladakh, Baltistan & Lahoul 1860-1930

A brief overview of the earliest photographers to have worked in the region This article is based on a paper that was originally read at the 17th Conference of the International Association for…