Benjamin Brecknell Turner
Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) was one of the first British photographers. He is known for his early photographs of rural England. Turner's images were highly praised during his lifetime for their rustic beauty and grandeur. In 2001, the V&A hosted the exhibition Rural England Through a Victorian Lens: Benjamin Brecknell Turner
Lady Clementina Hawarden
Lady Clementina Hawarden (1 June 1822-19 January 1865) was a noted portrait photographer of the 1860s. Hawarden first began to experiment with photography in 1857, taking stereoscopic landscape photographs before moving to large-format, stand-alone portraits of her daughters.
Frederick Hollyer adapted new technical developments in photography to create a unique visual record of London life at the dawn of the 20th century. His portrait photographs offer us a glimpse into late-Victorian and Edwardian celebrity culture. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a remarkable collection of Hollyer portraits - nearly 200 platinum prints contained in three chintz-covered albums - and also some of his reproductions.