Links: organisations and galleries

Here are some links to websites of other photo organisations/galleries that may be useful for you - and also local non-photographic clubs with whom we have contact. (Each link opens in a new browser window.)

Other photographic organisations

Disabled Photographers' Society — the national charity for disabled photographers in UK, run by disabled photographers for disabled photographers

Kent County Photographic Association (“KCPA”) — the 'umbrella' body for camera clubs in Kent.

Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum is for arts generally, but includes photography. They manage the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery where Sevenoaks Camera Club shows our own annual exhibition, and regular meetings are held there for SVAF members.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (“PAGB”) — the national ‘umbrella’ organisation for photographic clubs and societies, which are affiliated via a regional organisation. For example Sevenoaks CC is affiliated via the KCPA.

Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique ("FIAP"); in English: International Federation of Photographic Art — an international organisation of national associations of photography.

Photoworks — "a platform for contemporary photography". Many activities, including the Brighton Photo Biennial, "Desert Island Pics" talks with leading photographers, and others. Many resources can be found on their website.

Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain — for people interested in researching and/or collecting old photographic equipment, literature or pictures.

Royal Photographic Society, South East Region — the RPS local group for our part of the UK.

Royal Photographic Society, Digital Imaging Group South East — a specific digital support group of the RPS.

The Stereoscopic Society — for people interested in 3D pictures, from historical to the latest digital techniques.

Photovoice — a UK charity bringing about positive social change by delivering photojournalism training to marginalised and minority communities worldwide.

World Photography Organisation — describes itself as a “global platform for photography initiatives” that celebrates photography in its many forms, from photojournalism to commercial and fine art photography. Its activities include hosting the Sony World Photography Awards, the world's largest photography competition.

Photo galleries - real or online

Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum is for arts generally, but includes photography. They manage the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery where we host our own annual exhibition and have regular meetings there for SVAF members.

Centre for British Photography, 49 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX. A charitable initiative with exhibition spaces, a programme of public events, an archive, and a shop. It aims to provide a dedicated home for British Photography in all its diversity. Further information on its website.

BBC's Digital Picture of Britain linked with the BBC Four programme

Damien Demolder, ex-editor of Amateur Photographer, has his own site; details and link on our site here.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries: Dimbola was the home of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, but also shows contemporary photographic exhibitions.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film Major museum of photography located in Rochester, New York State, USA. George Eastman was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, and is heralded as the father of modern photography. Extensive online collections.

The Hyman Collection This website has photography - particularly British - and other art, from the Hyman Collection. It's a vast collection.

Kent Archaeological Society A selection of photos from glass plate negatives made by Catharine (aka Catherine) Weed Barnes Ward in the K.A.S. Visual Records Collection. Catharine was the wife of Henry Snowden Ward and from 1901 they lived at Golden Green near Tonbridge. These pictures of Canterbury and of places associated with Charles Dickens were taken by Catharine to illustrate books written by Henry.

Kent Photo Archive A collection of 20,000+ historic pictures of Kent, some with then and now comparisons. There's a search tool to find pictures of a specific place.

Library of Congress, American Memory Information and numerous exhibits (not just photography) from the Library of Congress in USA. Includes historic pictures, such as for the Farm Security Administration (use the search facility).

Magnum Photos The world famous photo agency formed in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David 'Chim' Seymour.

Museum of London Prints A selection of photos (and pictures of London in other media) from the Museum's picture library. Prints are available to buy but it's also interesting just to browse.

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. An art gallery that hosts a broad programme of exhibitions which sometimes includes photography.

National Geographic Magazine's photography section has some great pictures, photo tips and news.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE. Online collections - searchable - as well as a "bricks and mortar" gallery.

Photofusion International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London SW9 7QD. Exhibitions, courses, talks and more.

Photographers Gallery, London 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1 (not far from Oxford Circus). Galleries, print sales, bookshop, and online resources including photographer talks.

The Royal Collection Trust, at various royal palaces and galleries. But they are also digitising and putting online their extensive collection, including numerous photographs. It is a searchable facility..

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD. Large online collection of photos and other photograpic items.

Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis' project (on The Guardian newspaper's web site) Places that are still as pristine as they were in primeval times.

Stand up for journalism 50 photos representing comtemporary photojournalism, organised by the NUJ. Also a selection of 100 photos celebrating 100 years of the NUJ.

Street Photography Now - shows photographs from the year long project.

Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. The new photography centre was opened in late 2018.

Mainly historical photographic / research interest

British Photographic History A blog for information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history.

The London Stereoscopic Company Recreating the magic of the Victorian company of the same name, the immediate aim of the web site is to provide a resource for information about the old company and stereo photography.

Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom a site with some history and fascinating photographs of this Victorian photographic initiative.

Photo Histories Articles and stories about photographers and photography; an interesting pot pourri about the history of photography.

The Independent on Sunday previously unseen First World War photographs Photographs discovered in France showing British soldiers on their way to the Somme.

Man and Cameraman - revealing the photographic legacy of George Bernard Shaw A project at the London School of Economics to put some 18,000 of G B Shaw's prints and negatives online.

The works of William Henry Fox Talbot: Oxford's Bodleian Library aims to make the entire work of Fox Talbot available to all in an online Catalogue Raisonné.

Projects by De Montfort University, Leicester

Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Transcripts of letters by the inventor of the negative-positive method of photography.

Roger Fenton's letters from the Crimea Transcripts of letters sent by Roger Fenton to family and friends during his "Photographic Trip to the Crimea" in 1855.

Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870 - 1915 Historic catalogue records from the annual exhibitions.

Photographic Exhibitions in Britain 1839 - 1865 Research database containing individual records for over 20 000 photographic exhibits drawn from forty exhibition catalogues published between 1839 - 1865.