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Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1850 - circa 1894
Active Area: Africa (continent)
Europe (continent)
Asia (continent)
Egypt (nation)
United Kingdom (nation)
Great Britain (island)
British Isles (island group)
England (country)
Greater London (metropolitan area)
London (inhabited place)
Greece (nation)
Turkey (nation)
Israel (nation)
Lebanon (nation)
Palestinian State (autonomous area)
Syria (nation)
West Bank (occupied territory)
Shaykh, Jabal ash- (mountain)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Bedford published numerous works. For a full list see Browne and Partnow's 'Macmillan biographical encyclopedia of photographic Artists' (1983, p.44).
Related Entries: None found.
Francis Bedford was originally an artist and lithographer, particularly of architectural subjects. He took up photography in the 1850s. In 1853 he co-founded the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (Browne and Partnow 1983, p. 44). From 1853 until 1870 he exhibited extensively at the Photographic Society and at various exhibitions (Turner 1996, p.486). He made extensive photographic tours of England and Wales and was chosen to accompany the Prince of Wales on his tour of the Middle East in 1862. The photographic results of this tour were published as 'Photographic pictures of the Egypt, the Holy Land and Syria, Constantinople, the Mediterranean, Athens etc.'. (Browne and Partnow 1983, p. 44). From 1876 to 1883 Bedford had a studio at 326 Camden Road, London (Pritchard 1994, p.36).
Sources: Browne, Turner and Partnow, Elaine (1983), 'Macmillian biographical encyclopedia of photographic artists and innovators'. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Pritchard, Michael (1994), 'A directory of London photographers 1841-1908'. Watford: PhotoResearch.
Turner, Jane ed. (1996), 'The dictionary of art'. Volume 3. New York: Grove.

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