Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair at Royal Photographic Society, Paintworks

Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair,  Sunday 1st December, at The Royal Photographic Society, Paintworks

Opening Times: 10am to 4 pm.

Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair is a new event; offering for the first time in the West of England, an opportunity for collectors of early photography to meet the leading specialist vintage photograph dealers from the UK & Europe, and browse through an exceptional display of rare original photographs, documenting the first 150 years of Photography, from 1840 to 1990.

A wide ranging selection of fine prints, from Britain, Europe, Asia, the Americas, and around the world: Portraiture, Social documentary, Military & Naval campaigns, Architectural studies, Travel, Topography & Landscape, Natural History and wildlife, and much more!

  • Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes,
  • Calotypes, (Salt Prints)
  • Albumen and Gelatine prints,
  • Lantern slides,
  • Cartes-de-visite & Cabinet print portraiture,
  • Stereographs, Photographic Postcards etc.
  • New, Secondhand, and Antiquarian Books on Photographers & the History of Photography.

Photographs offered for sale will be original vintage prints & images (no modern copies, facsimiles or reproductions allowed!)

Prices range from a few pounds, up to examples of some of the rarest and most valuable prints, produced by some of the greatest names in 19th and early 20th century photography.

Fair admission£3.00

Complimentary Ticket. A complimentary ticket granting free admission to the fair for two people, a Press Release, and an A4 Fair Poster, are now all available for download as pdf documents, for printing at home, from the News page.

Important Note: Fair admission tickets for the Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair, (whether purchased or complimentary), are only valid for the photograph fair, and will not give admission to the Royal Photographic Society’s own exhibition, Jack Latham’s Sugar Paper Theories,which will be on concurrent display in the 1st floor Gallery space. Admission to this exhibition will require purchase of a separate ticket (price £6.00) from the RPS reception desk. This exhibition ticket, however, will also grant free admission to the Photograph Fair.

Provisional Fair Dates for 2020

To be confirmed by early December!

Sunday 12th April 2020

Sunday 23rd August 202