The photograph catalogues provide a detailed searchable database for locating photographs, photographically-illustrated books and texts relating to photography held in all departments of the British Library.
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Please note that the catalogue is a work in progress and represents the results of a three-year project generously funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The catalogue is updated on an ongoing basis and new material will regularly become available online. For an overview and selection of images from the British Library’s photograph collections, please visit the Historic Photographs feature.

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Records from this catalogue have been transferred to Explore Archives and Manuscripts. The separate online Catalogue of Photographs will no longer be available after 31 March 2017.

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