This photographer, partnership or studio is under consideration
We are seeking any background details and example photographs that will assist us improve this page. If you have any advice or leads please send an email to - email@example.com
If you are this photographer - welcome - and please use the Submission guidelines to make sure we get everything right.
|Dates: ||1859 - 1926|
|Active: ||Japan / Korea / Java / China|
An accountant, Canadian Methodist missionary and amateur photographer. From 1888 until his death in 1926 he was based in Japan and he left a collection of 2500 items that remain in the collection of the family in Halifax, NS, Canada. He used glass plate negatives, collodion negatives, hand tinted lantern slides, real photo postcards at various times during his stay. He also took photographs during visits to China, Java and Korea.
The first exhibition of his artefacts was in "The Making of History and Artifacts (1888-1926): The Photography of John Cooper Robinson from Meiji-Taisho Japan" (Mark E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada - October 7th - November 6th, 2011). A further exhibition was held at the Japanese Embassy (255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada, 30 January - 14 February 2016)
The archive of John Cooper Robinson is held by University of British Columbia Library.
| ||Premium content for those who want to understand photography|
References are available for subscribers.There is so much more to explore when you subscribe.
| || |
|Family history |
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch.