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The PhotoHistorian

The PhotoHistorian   

No. 197 / Winter 2023 is now available.

The PhotoHistorian no. 197 features articles on Frith's photographs of Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar; Royal warrants for photographers; Roger Fenton's Crimea portraits and 1873.

Available to RPS Historical Group members. Subscription rates below.

Cover: Bromoil from Arnold E Brookes FRPS

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The Historical Group began publishing a quarterly newsletter in 1972. In 1989, it was renamed The PhotoHistorian.

Initially the journal included proceedings of meetings of the group, along with research articles by members and outside contributors and relevant news and reviews from the history of photography community. 

It is now an articles-only journal with papers ranging from photographic aesthetics to technology and processes.

It is free to members of the group and available by subscription at the annual rate of £60 (UK based) or £75 (overseas) to museums, galleries and academic institutions.

The ISSN number is: 0956-1455

The editor can be contacted by email here.

From 1st January 2024, the journal is also available as a digital download at reduced rates including for those under 35.


For further information, email Geoff Blackwell at