Francis Frith

Photographer, Visual Artist

1822 – 1898

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Who was Francis Frith?

Francis Frith was an English photographer of the Middle East and many towns in the United Kingdom.

Frith was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, attending Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham, before he started in the cutlery business. Leaving in 1850 to start a photographic studio in Liverpool, known as Frith & Hayward. A successful grocer, and later, printer, Frith fostered an interest in photography, becoming a founding member of the Liverpool Photographic Society in 1853. Frith sold his companies in 1855 in order to dedicate himself entirely to photography. He journeyed to the Middle East on three occasions, the first of which was a trip to Egypt in 1856 with very large cameras. He used the collodion process, a major technical achievement in hot and dusty conditions.

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Born
Oct 31, 1822
Chesterfield
Also known as
  • Francis. Frith
Profession
Education
  • Ackworth School
Died
Feb 25, 1898

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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