Photographic networks: an outline of the S. Pearson & Son photographic audiences and circulation

  • Noeme Santana (Speaker)

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar


S. Pearson & Son was a multi-industry British contracting and oil conglomerate. Part of the Science Museum’s collection since the 1970s, the Pearson photographic archive covers fifty years of the company’s industrial history from 1880 - 1930. The photographs, compiled in c. 150 albums depict the construction of bridges, dams, railways and oil exploration in Mexico, among other themes. In this paper I will outline the photographic networks in which the Pearson albums and photographs were engaged with by Pearson and external stakeholders.
Period19 May 2015