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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Charles Corey

Dates:  1811 - ?
Active:  UK

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Approved biography for Charles Corey
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

In 1855 Corey was a surgeon and dentist in Liverpool when he delivered a paper, “The Waxed Paper Process,” to the Liverpool Photographic Society. In addition “he illustrated by performing very successfully” during the meeting all the operations involved by developing two negatives that he had taken earlier in the day. Corey was a good friend of George Robert Berry, the undisputed driving force of the society, and he became editor of the Liverpool Photographic Journal and was later secretary of the Liverpool Photographic Society. He displayed examples using Frederick Townshend’s process in the 1854 exhibition at the Royal Institution in Liverpool. Despite all this activity, by the time of the 1861 census he had returned to dentistry, in Oswestry, Shropshire. 
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
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