Robert Adamson & David Octavius Hill

David Octavius Hill, 1802 - 1870. Artist and pioneer photographer [d]

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David Octavius Hill was a respected painter and secretary of the Royal Scottish Academy. He is best known for his famous photography partnership with Robert Adamson from 1843-1846, which is considered to have transformed photography into an art form. Their work greatly influenced later practice in the medium.  A sociable and cheerful man, Hill was a much loved figure within Edinburgh society.

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Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson