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Link to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website

Oxford English Dictionary

Link to Oxford Reference

Link to more online services


British Journal of Photography

Online version of the magazine. Portfolios and galleries can be viewed without registration; to read articles requires registration.

Exploring Photography

From the Victoria and Albert Museum site. Includes an index of photographers, information about photographic processes and gallery of photographs from the V&A's collection.

History of Photography

Detailed and comprehensive website titled "A History of Photography: from its beginnings till the 1920s", by Dr Robert Leggat, member of the Royal Photographic Society. The website includes chapters headed "How photography began", "Significant people" and "Significant processes".

Masters of Photography

Alphabetical list of renowned, mostly twentieth century photographers, with images, biographies and other articles.

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television

The Photography section of the NMPFT website includes images from and text about collections and exhibitions.

National Portrait Gallery

The world's largest collection of portraits and likenesses, in London, contains more than 220,000 original photographic images.

Photography Picture Galleries

Images from several collections, including photo-journalism, publications and exhibitions.

Roger Vaughn Picture Library

Thousands of images form the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Royal Photographic Society

News and information about the RPS, discussion forum, member's portfolio, and details of the Society's early and later collections.