John Hannavy

Fellow’s Profile

John Hannavy

Fellow’s Profile

John Hannavy

Pioneer journeys of great British photographers

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Recreating the journeys of pioneer British photographers in the period 1840-1875

Fellowship year

2002

Locality

South West

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Biography

Born and brought up in Scotland, I am a photographer, writer and historian. I have written and illustrated many books and magazine articles on travel, heritage and photography (all illustrated with my own original images) and on both photographic history and history as revealed through photography. Over the past 50 years, I have travelled all over the world with my cameras taking pictures for a wide range of editorial projects and for my many books. I studied photographic technology in Manchester in the early 1960s, initially much more interested in the science which made photography work than actually taking pictures. After a long academic career – I was a professor in photography and photographic history at the University of Bolton – I now spend my time researching and illustrating books on more obscure aspects of industrial history and my work regularly appears in Vintage Spirit magazine. My latest book is The Governor – Controlling the Power of Steam Machines, and I am currently researching and writing a history of the short-lived gas-powered tramcar.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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