Artículo: Los fotógrafos del Londres de 1870 que documentaron la desaparición de su ciudad

The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City


Alfred and John Bool, no. 1, “The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane” (1875), carbon print mounted on card, from ‘Relics of Old London’ (Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875–1886, courtesy Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection)

«The idea of capturing something in photography before it disappears dates back almost to the dawn of the medium. In 1875, a group called the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London formed in response to the imminent demise of the 17th-century Oxford Arms. Like many coaching inns, the Arms was facing destruction as the city, coming out of the Industrial Revolution, was in a state of major redevelopment. Photographers documented the inn and other soot-stained alleyways, Gothic façades, and rambling wooden structures in glass plate negatives, printed in carbon to make them last.[...]»



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