Photography and the Book

Black and white image of two book shelves with books sitting on them, taken in 1846


Photography and the Book

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 Thursday 17 February


  Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Oxford

  Free event, no booking necessary

All welcome

About the event 

The 27th Annual D F McKenzie Lecture

This year's McKenzie Lecture will explore the intersection between book history and the history of photography, and will look at the possibilities of such a combined view of the photographic book from 1843 to now.

Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, has published widely on the history of collecting and the history of photography since 2014. He is the author of Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge under Attack (2020) and of John Thomson (1837–1921): Photographer (1997), a major study of the Scottish photographer.


Image of William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Scene in a Library', positive salt print from a photogenic drawing. Kindly provided by The National Media Museum, Bradford.

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