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Weʼre raising £3,000 to restore the grave of the photographer John Thomson (1837-1921)

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Help restore the grave of John Thomson.

The final resting place of the great photographer John Thomson (1837 - 1921) is in a south London cemetery. Regrettably, the badly eroded headstone has fallen over and is lying flat on the ground. The inscription is barely legible.

Scottish photographer John Thomson was one of the first to extensively document the Far East between 1862-1872. He photographed in China, Thailand and Cambodia, publishing his images in a series of books. In association with Adolphe Smith, he produced the seminal 'Street Life in London' (1876-77), a visual and written survey of the people of London.

Thomson was a member of the Photographic Society (later the Royal Photographic Society) from 1879, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

John Thomson's photographs provide a rich and lasting visual record of the Far East. It is fitting that we restore his grave as a renewed memorial to the man and his work. Funds raised will go towards the restoration of the gravestone, a rededication and memorial booklet.

John Thomson Grave Restoration Committee:
Terry Bennett, Michael Pritchard, Jamie Carstairs, Betty Yao

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  • Betty Yao2 months ago
    Betty Yao

    Betty Yao

    2 months ago

    Thanks for your donations so far! If we reach our goal, and you would like to be invited to the rededication ceremony, please email info@johnthomsonexhibition.org; JustGiving's privacy settings mean we won't have any way of contacting you otherwise.

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  • Betty Yao2 months ago
    Betty Yao

    Betty Yao

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/25/2018 7:53 AM

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22

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 25, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 25, 2018

    £10.00

  • Veronica Needa

    Veronica Needa

    Jun 25, 2018

    Thankyou for this excellent initiative...

    £50.00

  • Andrew Zemek

    Andrew Zemek

    Jun 16, 2018

    A very worthy cause. Fantastic exhibition at SOAS, and an excellent lecture last Thursday! Thank you Betty!

    £20.00

  • Laurie Auchterlonie

    Laurie Auchterlonie

    Jun 15, 2018

    A very worthy cause. It is great to see John Thomson beinggiven the recognition that he deserves.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 10, 2018

    £20.00

  • Ian Radford

    Ian Radford

    May 30, 2018

    This is a worthy project. Well done! I am delighted to be able to support the restoration.

    £50.00

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Betty Yao

Betty Yao

London, UK

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