Charles Fraser Archive

Fraser, Charles

This archive contains materials relating to Charles Fraser’s work as Senior Lecturer of Photography at Ealing School of Photography from 1953-1980 as well as his work as a professional photographer, notably for the Festival of Britain from 1948-1951.

Materials relating to photography teaching at Ealing include course syllabi, examination papers and schemes, registers, interview notes, and coursework submissions. Photographic equipment such as various types of film and photographic paper show the materials used in Fraser’s classrooms. There are also correspondence and promotional materials concerning professional photography work experience arranged by Fraser for his students. Fraser’s teaching and classroom aids include plaques and wall signs, mounted photography, inspirational quotations and guides to photography. There are also materials relating to the School’s visits to Photokina which Fraser ran for his students once every two years from 1953.

There are a number of academic and popular publications and extracts concerning the development and history of photography and the teaching of photography as a subject. This includes a number of issues of the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph magazines (1964-1968). There are also a few papers and reports written by Charles Fraser, such as a report compiled from a visit to Brussels in 1960.

There are also a number of materials from and about Photokina and Europhot, with whom Fraser was involved. These include photographs, documents and correspondence.

The Festival of Britain materials are also a significant part of the archive. These materials include photographs of the opening ceremony, various exhibits and travelling exhibits across Britain taken by Fraser as well as promotional materials such catalogues.


19 boxes, 3 crates, 24 loose prints
Photography Education, Europe and Festival Of Britain
Some items in this archive contain personal data and are closed until 2040. Other materials from this collection are available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility. Access to these items is given in accordance with the NMeM access policy.
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