Alfred Henry Wall

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Alfred Henry Wall (1828?- June, 24, 1906) was an English photojournalist. Founder of South London Photographic Society (1859). He opened his own studio in Cheapside c.1850, and another in the Strand, but by 1851 was working as a photographic assistant at the Great Exhibition. Photographic News reported in 1861 that he was working as an itinerant portrait painter under the name of R. A. Seymour, and coincidentally in that year he published A Manual of Artistic Colouring as Applied to Photographs. By 1862 he had returned to commercial photography and opened a studio in London’s Westbourne Grove. In 1864 and 1865 he published two annual volumes entitled The Art Student which discussed photography as an art form, a subject aired several times since 1859. From 1868 until 1870 he edited The Illustrated Photographer, which described itself as ‘a weekly journal of science and art,’ and his contributions to several contemporary journals did much to expand understanding of the photographic processes. Wall’s last photographic book Artistic Landscape Photography was published in 1896 [1].

  • A Manual of Artistic Colouring as Applied to Photographs, London: Thomas Piper, 1861.