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Author Broom, Christina, 1862-1939, photographer.

Title Soldiers & suffragettes : the photography of Christina Broom / Anna Sparham ; with contributions by Margaret Denny, Diane Atkinson and Hilary Roberts.

Publication Info. London : Philip Wilson Publishers ; Museum of London, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  779.9 SPARHAM    Check Shelf
Description 232 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 x 28 cm
Note "Published on occasion of the exhibition Soldiers & Suffragettes : The Photography of Christina Broom, Museum of London, (19th June-1st November, 2015)"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 'Mrs Albert Broom's interesting "snap shot" post cards' / Margaret Denny -- 'A riot of colour': Mrs Albert Broom's suffragette photographs / Diane Atkinson -- Ceremony and soldiering: Mrs Albert Broom's photography of the armed forces in Britain 1904-1939 / Hilary Roberts -- From royalty to racing: Mrs Albert Broom photographs the spectacles of London / Anna Sparham.
Summary In 1903 a self-taught novice photographer, Christina Broom, turned to photography as a business venture to support her family; from this modest beginning she was to emerge as Britain s acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer. Unconventionally for women photographers of the time she took her camera to the streets and recorded arresting and historically important images of Suffragettes, sporting events, royal occasions and World War I soldiers and developed a significant enterprise in picture postcards which she published from her home in Fulham, London, till her death in 1939. Despite her camera s presence at many significant historical events and her importance to press photography her achievements have, to date, been underappreciated; this, the first publication on her life and work redresses the neglect and also illuminates the vital role of her dedicated assistant and daughter, Winifred, without whom Broom s substantial contribution to photography might have been lost.0The book showcases Broom s remarkable work celebrating her personal journey, approach and skill through many rich photographs, drawn from the Museum of London s fine collection of her plate glass negatives and prints which reflect her visual style and spectrum of subjects. Essays from four women who have engaged closely with her work for several years explore and contextualise her imagery and reveal the compelling story of the women behind the lens. Exhibition: Museum of London Docklands, London, UK (19.06-01.11.2015).
Subject Broom, Christina, 1862-1939 -- Exhibitions.
Documentary photography -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Women photographers -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain -- History -- Pictorial works.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Documentary photography. (OCoLC)fst00896093
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
Women photographers. (OCoLC)fst01178288
Women -- Suffrage. (OCoLC)fst01176996
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Sparham, Anna, author.
Denny, Margaret, author.
Atkinson, Diane, author.
Roberts, Hilary (Curator), author.
Museum of London Docklands, host institution.
Added Title Soldiers and suffragettes
Photography of Christina Broom
ISBN 9781781300381 (paperback)
1781300380 (paperback)
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