Anne M. Lyden
With an essay by Hope Kingsley
This richly illustrated book focuses on the life and work of British photographer Frederick H. Evans (1853–1943). Initially a bookseller in London, Evans began pursuing photography in the 1880s. His platinum prints of medieval cathedrals in England and France are among the most renowned architectural images in photographic history. He explored these stone monuments with a particular interest in spirituality and symbolism. Evans was a member of the Linked Ring, an association of photographers formed in England in 1892 to promote photography as a fine art.
Despite Evans's important contribution to the field of photography, this is the first significant publication of his work since 1992. An exhibition of his prints was on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from February 2 through June 6, 2010.
Anne M. Lyden is international photography curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and former associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. She is the author of In Focus: Paul Strand (Getty Publications, 2005) and Railroad Vision (Getty Publications, 2003). Hope Kingsley is curator at the Wilson Centre for Photography in London.
"A solid overview of Evans's career, including his lesser-known phases in portraiture and microscopic photography."