£220raised of £3,000 target by 7 supporters

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

London, UK

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Join us in raising the funds to restore the grave of photographer John Thomson (1837-1921).

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 addition, 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 from 1879 and a member of the Royal Geographic Society.

His photographs of illustrated publications provide a rich visual legacy of the Far East. It seems only right that his grave should provide a lasting legacy to the man himself.

Terry Bennett, Michael Pritchard, Jamie Carstairs, Betty Yao

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    • Andrew Hillier

      Andrew Hillier

      Apr 21, 2018

      Great cause - I'm sure my forbears would have contributed.


    • Jamie Carstairs

      Jamie Carstairs

      Apr 18, 2018

      As a mark of respect for John Thomson, the great pioneer photojournalist/documentary photographer, his last resting place ought to be restored.


    • Jim Mizerski

      Jim Mizerski

      Apr 16, 2018


    • Steven F. Joseph

      Steven F. Joseph

      Apr 16, 2018


    • Tack & Diana

      Tack & Diana

      Apr 15, 2018

      We hope others who admire John Thomson's talent and work will join this effort to renew his memorial.


    • Michael Prtchard

      Michael Prtchard

      Apr 15, 2018

      An excellent project that will provide recognition to an important nineteenth century photographer


    • Anonymous


      Apr 13, 2018

      Great idea and hope you surpass your target ...!


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    London, UK

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