Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour

Sights of Wonder Pyramids, temples, sphinxes and shrines: breathtaking images of these ancient and often iconic landmarks, captured by pioneering photographer Francis Bedford, provided new insights for Victorians into the historic and biblical sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, these remarkable photographs from the Royal Collection feature in … Read more

Create a Camera Obscura

Barber Home – make a camera obscura Did you know you can turn a whole room into a camera obscura? Explore our online exhibition Sights of Wonder by learning more about the Victorian photography of Francis Bedford. Bedford was the first photographer to ever accompany a royal tour. He photographed temples, pyramids, and people along … Read more

Photography Workshop with Kate Green

Barber Home – online workshop Inspired by our online exhibition Sights of Wonder, Birmingham photographer Kate Green hosted a relaxed and informal photography workshop via Zoom. Exploring Francis Bedford’s 1862 photographs, the workshop outlined how to take better photos with your camera or smartphone, working with light and composition techniques. Kate also discussed photography for … Read more