|Dates: ||1819 - ?|
Reeves submitted numerous photographs to the 1852 Society of Arts exhibition in London, including several of Tunbridge Wells done from paper negatives. In the 1840s he was a chemist there and may well have been introduced to photography by his customers. After 1852 he became a professional photographer and gilder of picture frames in Berkley, Sussex. By 1871 he was a lodger in Greenwich and assistant secretary of the Royal Microsocopal Society, a position he held for many years.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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