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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Walter Waters Reeves

Dates:  1819 - ?
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for Walter Waters Reeves
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
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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