Collection of National Media Museum/The Royal Photographic Society (Peter Henry Emerson ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/emerson/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original physical version of apply though; if you're unsure please visit the National Media Museum website ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Photography/copyright.asp ) ...For obtaining reproductions of selected images please go to the Science and Society Picture Library ( http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk ) .
Peter Henry Emerson (13 May 1856 – 12 May 1936) was a British writer and photographer. His photographs are early examples of promoting photography as an art form. He is known for taking photographs that displayed natural settings and for his disputes with the photographic establishment about the purpose and meaning of photography. The National Photography Collection held at the Museum is one of the finest and most extensive anywhere in the world. It encompasses many significant groups of material, including the Science Museumís Photography Collection, The Royal Photographic Society Collection, the holdings of the former Kodak Museum and the picture library of the former Daily Herald newspaper.