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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George Dawson

Dates:  1821 - 1897
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for George Dawson
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Dawson was widely known among his peers, not only because of his long-standing position as the professor of photography at King’s College, London, but also as an editor of the British Journal of Photography. His numerous publications on photography remain standard reference works on the period to this day. In 1857 Dawson exhibited considerable personal expertise in the waxed-paper process in a talk given to the North London Photographic Association. He was particularly active in the quest for a method of preventing the fading of photographic prints. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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