Royal Photographic Society

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Unknown photographer: Annual Photographic Society Exhibition, London , 1858

The Royal Photographic Society was founded in Great Britain in 1853 . Their aim was to "promote the art and science of photography ".


The society was founded as the "Photographic Society", was called from 1874 on "Photographic Society of Great Britain" and finally - with the permission of Queen Victoria - "The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain". She initially resided in London , but went to Bath , Somerset County , where she bought her own property for reasons of cost . Society began collecting photographs as early as Queen Victoria's day . The result is one of the most important photographic collections in the world today. In June 2002, the collection in the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in English was Bradford (county York ) moved that is part of the National Science and Media Museum is. Since 1853 the company has published its own magazine, "The Photographic Journal".


The company offers various levels of photographic skills qualification and runs an extensive program of lectures and events in the UK and abroad.

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