By the time of his death in 1895, leading black abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century, rather than Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman or General Custer (as scholars have previously claimed).
Read more about The Frederick Douglass Community: A Black Abolitionist in Murals and Street Art
These textiles explore the influence of content, cloth and context on viewer perceptions. The images were developed to create a visual narrative about the experiences of John Edgar Bell, a Quaker and conscientious objector in WW1.
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An image gallery marking the the twentieth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.
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Over the course of 35 days in the summer of 2013, the King’s Theatre was closed to the public for a very special make-over. Photographer Ron O’Donnell documented the entire project from the drawing board to the final unveiling.
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An image gallery looking at objects as manuscripts in the English archaeological collections of General Pitt-Rivers
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An image gallery exploring the emergence of computer art its connections with contemporary digital practices.
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An image gallery that looks at the marketing of oral contraceptives in Britain from 1961 to 1969.
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A look at visual techniques in post-WW2 domestic advice books.
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A gallery bringing together a unique collection of images featuring ornamental designs for textiles and wallpapers from the 19th Century.
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A gallery looking at a project that marks the first use of spectral imaging with a nineteenth century artefact - the letters and notes of explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone.
Read more about David Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary