Directory of Photographic
Studios in Brighton & Hove


History of Photography
in Brighton

Alfred A. Atkins


William Avenell

William Constable


Edward Fox


Robert Farmer


John J. E. Mayall


George Ruff


Henry J. Spink


Alfred J. Wright



David Simkin



Brighton Photographers 1841-1910


A photograph of the King's Road in Brighton, taken around 1895. John J.E. Mayall's studio can be seen in the middle of the picture.

To see a close-up of Mayall's studio at 90-91 Kings Road, click on the building or click on this link -

The Kings Road in Brighton (c 1895)


This website is devoted to photographers active in the English seaside town of Brighton
in the county of Sussex during Victorian and Edwardian times. It is designed to be used
by people researching their family history who wish to date family photographs and
those interested in the history of photography.



David Simkin has now established a new website devoted to photographers active in Sussex during Victorian and Edwardian Times. It can be reached by clicking on the Sussex PhotoHistory link below :

Sussex Photo History


Website last updated: 1st October, 2005


This website is dedicated to the memory of Arthur T. Gill



I can recommend Philippe Garner's excellent book on the subject of Brighton and Photography entitled "A Seaside Album : Photographs and Memory", published by Philip Wilson Publishers in association with The Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton & Hove (2003). 144 pages, illustrated throughout .

[ paperback edition ISBN 085667 561 X ]

[ hardback edition ISBN 085667 560 1]


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