Apr 272015


Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Using the Autochrome Lumière process that was launched in 1907, O’Gorman shot images that are now regularly featured in exhibitions of early color photos.

Among his best known works are a series of color photos of his daughter, Christina, taken in 1913.

The National Media Museum writes that Christina’s choice of red outfits in the portraits was a good one, as the color was captured particularly vibrantly by the Autochrome process.


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