Colonial photography in nineteenth century Grahamstown : an analysis of the Dr. W.G. Atherstone Bequest

Waters, Hywell George (2000) Colonial photography in nineteenth century Grahamstown : an analysis of the Dr. W.G. Atherstone Bequest. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

The research for this degree comprises of a theoretical dissertationand a practicalcomponent of exhibited photographs. The theoretical research investigates the original photographic prints and glass-plate negatives taken betweenthe 1840's and 1890's, by the late Dr. W.G. Atherstone - an enthusiastic, Grahamstown amateur photographer. Dr W. G Atherstone's prints and negatives were examined by the author to deduce and establish his photographic abilities, his numerous techniques, diverse subject matter and the pictorialconstructionof his images. Selected works will be examined in order to interpret and illustrate his diverse interests and approaches towards photography. The selection of these photographs was determined by their pertinence to subject matter, and to the pictorial and historical considerations of the candidate. These issues are finally examined in relation to the candidates's own approach to photography today.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:William Guybon Atherstone,1814-1898, Art, Photography
Subjects:T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Fine Art
ID Code:2340
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 14:15
Last Modified:11 Jan 2012 14:15
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