the City's first photographers
1855 to 1901
The ‘Capturing Brisbane’ project explores the development of professional photography in the City between 1855 and 1901. This website is supplementary to the detailed publication Capturing Brisbane: the City’s first photographers which provides biographies of more than 200 commercial photographers and studios operating here.
Kangaroo Point and the City
Photograph by Frederick Rogers c1873. Source: SLQ
Capturing Brisbane: the City’s first photographers 1855 to 1901
is a Limited Edition biographical register of more than 200 commercial photographers and studios operating in Brisbane. It reveals where they were from, and the dates and places they worked, combined with the stories of their struggles, successes, sometimes their tragedies, and the legacy they left.
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An abridged listing of the photographers and studios operating in Brisbane from 1855 to 1901 can be found here.