|Dates: ||1829 - 1907|
Malden was a headmaster and justice of the peace in Brighton and Godalming. He entered an assortment of collodion portraits as well as calotype and waxed-paper architectural views in the 1855 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, the range of subjects and processes being those of an amateur photographer who was already a seasoned experimenter. Malden submitted calotype views to the society’s 1856 exhibition and a mixture of calotype and waxed-paper work the next year, but by the time of the 1858 exhibition, like many other amateurs, he had become enamored of stereoscopic views taken with collodion.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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