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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Horace W. Nicholls

Dates:  1867 - 1941
Born:  Great Britain, Cambridge
Active:  UK
 
  
Freelance photographer who was widely published by British newspapers such as The Times, The Daily Sketch and The Illustrated London News.
 
Nicholls was one of the first photojournalists, moving from South Africa, where he covered the Second Boer War, to London, where he covered the Edwardian English social scene and worked for the Imperial War Museum. He also photographed family and domestic life, holidays and some portrait work.
 
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Horace Nicholls has his photography permit checked by a Boy Scout during the First World War 
1917 (ca)
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.126 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Horace W. Nicholls.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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