Photographers of Malta 1840-1890
As well as being a documentary on the art of photography, this book also offers an impressive view of Malta’s historical heritage seen through the eyes of both local and foreign photographers. While reading about the evolution of photography in Malta, one also learns more about the social and cultural progress of the Maltese islands and the people over the years.
Spanning 150 years and featuring almost 300 photographs (some of which have never been published), Photographers of Malta 1840-1990 is a remarkable collection of artwork and historical data, giving the reader a more visual perspective of the history of Malta.
Margaret Harker is a photographer and a photographic historian as well as Professor Emeritus at the University of Westminster. She refers to her book as “an adventure” now complete, and has expressed her delight with the Maltese people and the Maltese way of life.
Preface: Photography in the Context of Maltese Art and Culture (p.viii)
Chapter 1 – The Early Years – 1840s (p.1)
Chapter 2 – The Early Years – 1850s (p.17)
Chapter 3 – Photographic Portraiture 1860-1890
Chapter 4 – The Demand for Scenes and Views 1860s-1890s (p.47)
Chapter 5 – Photography in the Ascendancy 1880s and 1930s (p.73)
Chapter 6 – Professional Portrait Photography and the Church from c.1900 (p.114)
Chapter 7 – Amateurs and Professionals 1900-1980 (p.135)
Chapter 8 – The Art of Photography 1880-1980 (p.170)
Appendix 1 – Biographical Summary of Photographers (p.213)
Appendix 2 – Photographic Processes in Use in Malta (p.225)
Appendix 3 – Collections of Photographs in Malta (p.227)
Appendix 4 – List of Photographers and Illustrations (p.233)
By: Margaret Harker
Format: Hardback. Signed by the author.
No of pages: 245
Condition: Good condition.