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Francis Frith to publish Britain's First Photo Album
12.09.11 | Katie Allen
Photograph specialist and publisher The Francis Frith Collection is to publish a tie-in title to forthcoming BBC series “Britain’s First Photo Album”.
The BBC2 10-part daytime series will be fronted by John Sergeant and broadcast in 2012. The title focuses on Victorian photographer Francis Frith, who in the 1860s began a project to photograph every town and village in the UK, and will be published in collaboration with Reef TV, the independent TV production company which made the series.
John Buck, The Francis Frith Collection m.d., said: “We are delighted to be part of this project, which showcases our archive photographs in such an entertaining way. This tie-in book from the TV series will link the evocative Frith images with an insight into present-day Britain, forming a fascinating record of our shared history and the social landscape of our country, past and present.”
The title will include a selection of Frith’s photos, plus those taken by Sergeant of the same locations in the present day. Each chapter will focus on four storylines inspired by Frith’s photographs, as Sergeant travels the country to meet those with a connection to the images. Sergeant will also write a foreword.
Britain’s First Photo Album will be published in February 2012, r.r.p. £20.