Links: organisations and galleries

Here are some links to websites of other photo organisations/galleries that may be useful for you - and also local non-photographic clubs with whom we have contact. (Each link opens in a new browser window.)

Other photographic organisations

Kent County Photographic Association (“KCPA”) — the 'umbrella' body for camera clubs in Kent.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (“PAGB”) — the national ‘umbrella’ organisation for photographic clubs and societies, which are affiliated via a regional organisation. For example Sevenoaks CC is affiliated via the KCPA.

Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain — for people interested in researching and/or collecting old photographic equipment, literature or pictures.

Royal Photographic Society, South East Region — the RPS local group for our part of the UK.

Royal Photographic Society, Digital Imaging Group: Thames Valley — a specific digital support group of the RPS.

The Stereoscopic Society — for people interested in 3D pictures, from historical to the latest digital techniques.

Photovoice — a UK charity bringing about positive social change by delivering photojournalism training to marginalised and minority communities worldwide.

World Photography Organisation — describes itself as a “global platform for photography initiatives” that celebrates photography in its many forms, from photojournalism to commercial and fine art photography. Its activities include hosting the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition.

Photo galleries - real or online

BBC's Digital Picture of Britain linked with the BBC Four programme

Damien Demolder, ex-editor of Amateur Photographer, has his own site; details and link on our site here.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film Major museum of photography located in Rochester, New York State, USA. George Eastman was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, and is heralded as the father of modern photography. Extensive online collections.

British photography, The Hyman Collection This website provides online access to British photographs from the Hyman Collection as well as serving as a portal to other websites. There are also many photographs on the website of the James Hyman Gallery.

Kent Archaeological Society A selection of photos from glass plate negatives made by Catharine (aka Catherine) Weed Barnes Ward in the K.A.S. Visual Records Collection. Catharine was the wife of Henry Snowden Ward and from 1901 they lived at Golden Green near Tonbridge. These pictures of Canterbury and of places associated with Charles Dickens were taken by Catharine to illustrate books written by Henry.

Kent Photo Archive A collection of 20,000+ historic pictures of Kent, some with then and now comparisons. There's a search tool to find pictures of a specific place.

Library of Congress, American Memory Information and numerous exhibits (not just photography) from the Library of Congress in USA. Includes historic pictures, such as for the Farm Security Administration (use the search facility).

Magnum Photos The world famous photo agency formed in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David 'Chim' Seymour.

Museum of London Prints A selection of photos (and pictures of London in other media) from the Museum's picture library. Prints are available to buy but it's also interesting just to browse.

National Geographic Magazine's photography section has some great pictures, photo tips and news.

National Media Museum (formerly known as National Museum of Photography, Film & Television) Located in Bradford, England, it contains the collections of the Kodak Museum and the Royal Photography Society. Extensive online collections.

Photographers Gallery, London 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1 (not far from Oxford Circus). Galleries, print sales and bookshop.

Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis' project (on The Guardian newspaper's web site) Places that are still as pristine as they were in primeval times.

Stand up for journalism 50 photos representing comtemporary photojournalism, organised by the NUJ. Also a selection of 100 photos celebrating 100 years of the NUJ.

Street Photography Now - shows photographs from the year long project.

Topfoto Gallery Ground Floor, House of Jacques, 1 Fircroft Way, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6EL. A new gallery that will be hosting photographic and visual image exhibitions of local, national and international interest. Permanent exhibition: Memory Lane, photographs by John Topham. Also the separate site for the Topfoto picture library collection.

Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. In October 2011 the V&A opened its new gallery to showcase items from its extensive photography collection. See the V&A website's Photography section for lots of information!

Mainly historical photographic / research interest

British Photographic History A blog for information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history.

The London Stereoscopic Company Recreating the magic of the Victorian company of the same name, the immediate aim of the web site is to provide a resource for information about the old company and stereo photography.

Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom a site with some history and fascinating photographs of this Victorian photographic initiative.

Photo Histories Articles and stories about photographers and photography; an interesting pot pourri about the history of photography.

The Independent on Sunday previously unseen First World War photographs Photographs discovered in France showing British soldiers on their way to the Somme.

Man and Cameraman - revealing the photographic legacy of George Bernard Shaw A project at the London School of Economics to put some 18,000 of G B Shaw's prints and negatives online.

The works of William Henry Fox Talbot: Oxford's Bodleian Library aims to make the entire work of Fox Talbot available to all in an online Catalogue Raisonné.

Projects by De Montfort University, Leicester

Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Transcripts of letters by the inventor of the negative-positive method of photography.

Roger Fenton's letters from the Crimea Transcripts of letters sent by Roger Fenton to family and friends during his "Photographic Trip to the Crimea" in 1855.

Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870 - 1915 Historic catalogue records from the annual exhibitions.

Photographic Exhibitions in Britain 1839 - 1865 Research database containing individual records for over 20 000 photographic exhibits drawn from forty exhibition catalogues published between 1839 - 1865.