Photography

Number of items in collection: 952

Short description:

Most older recordings in this collection are currently available to Higher and Further Education institutions only. Interviews published more recently and open to all include Maurice Broomfield, Vanley Burke, Martin Hartley, Brian Dowling and Max Kandhola.

Oral history interviews charting the life stories of British photographers. The interviews were conducted as part of an Oral History of British Photography (C459), an ongoing oral history project that was initiated in 1990 by National Life Stories, the charitable trust based in the oral history section of the British Library.

Oral history recordings provide valuable first-hand testimony of the past.  The views and opinions expressed in oral history interviews are those of the interviewees, who describe events from their own perspective.  The interviews are historical documents and their language, tone and content might in some cases reflect attitudes that could cause offence in today’s society.

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