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Toning Bath (1854-5) Hugh Annesley

Hugh Annesley

1843). ‘Alexander Hogg, for example, was a well-known figure here. He was inventing and experimenting with enlarging plates, just at the turn of the century. Some of his shots are phenomenal, He was employed by the Belfast Corporation to document quite a lot of Belfast that was going to be razed to the ground. And he was told what to shoot. But he not only shot the grounds, he photographed people, including the kids and their street games and there’s an urban myth that he was told off for that. But when you see his photographs of the kids and deprivation, you see the state of how some people live in 1912-14.’ HF Cooper (whose clown pictures were featured in Source 109) also, alongside his portraiture, made photographs of the deprivation of working-class areas in his native Strabane. most interestingly, perhaps, in documenting class difference in the late nineteenth century, is the work of Hugh Annesley (Hugh, 5th Earl Annesley of Castlewellan, to be precise), whose photography reflects his military background and the privilege of his family, but also includes portraits of staff and local tradespeople. In addition, he made pictures

Hugh Annesley documenting his photographic practice, including, in the 1850s, a mirror selfie and a sepiatone meta-image of a hand reaching for a bottle of sepia toning fluid. Also from the Ulster gentry, the photography of mary Alice young came from an experimental base, exploring light and composition from a painterly perspective. PronI holds photographic records that relate to travel and exploration, including Henry

Gore-Booth’s polar expedition, the work of thomas Workman, documenting his travels through north America and photographs by Cecil Craig, from the annual cruises she took with her husband, the first Prime minister of northern Ireland. Belfast’s shipbuilding history is covered, including some dramatic images of ships and their interiors by r Welch from the early part of the twentieth century, at the height of the

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