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Marien, Mary Warner (2010) ‘The Origins of Photography (to 1839)’ in Photography: A Cultural History, Laurence King Publishing

Suggested reading materials for teachers:

Bate, D. (2009) Photography: The Key Concepts, Berg

Fabbri, M. (2012) Anthotypes: Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants.​ Alternative

Reed, M & Jones, S, (1995) Silver Gelatin, Working Books Limited


We run class workshops in traditional and alternative processes. To book please contact:

PDF downloads to give you a taste of what we do:

Ritchen, F. (2009) After Photography, Norton

Webb, R & Reed, M. Spirits of Salts: A working guide to old photographic processes. (1999) Argentum, Arum Press Ltd