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HomeContents > People > Photographers > John Benjamin Stone

Other: Benjamin Stone 
Other: Sir Benjamin Stone 
Other: Sir J. Benjamin Stone 
Other: Sir J. Benjamin Stone, M.P. 
Other: Sir John Benjamin Stone 
Dates:  1838, 9 February - 1914, 2 July
Born:  Great Britain, Birmingham, Aston
Died:  Great Britain, Erdington
Active:  England
He worked in a variety of professions including politics, social work, geology, astronomy and as an entrepreneur. His photographs covered the spectrum of social classes and a selection was published in 1906 in ‘Sir Benjamin Stone‘s Pictures: Records of National Life and History‘ (Two volumes).
The Local Studies and History department of the Central Library (Birmingham, UK) holds the Stone Photograph Collection. It comprises of some 22,000 mounted photographs covering various themes.

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John Collier
J.B. Stone, President of the Birmingham Photographic Society 
1895 (ca)
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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer. Go to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.88 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.245-246 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 
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