Burrow, John Charles 1852 - 1914
John Charles Burrow was a photographer active in Cornwall, England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born in 1852 in Truro.
During the early 1890s Burrow was commissioned by the owners of four of Cornwall's deepest mines, Dolcoath, East Pool, Cook's Kitchen and Blue Hills, to capture life underground. In order to do this Burrow, a pioneer in flash photography, had to illuminate the mine setting with artificial light. The photographs were published in his book Mongst Mines and Miners; or, Underground Scenes by Flashlight: A Series of Photographs, (1893) with Explanatory Letterpress, which illustrated methods of working in Cornish mines.
Burrow's photographs were shown at the annual exhibition of the Photographic Society of Great Britain, where he received a medal for his work and much acclaim in the press. He was photographer to HRH, the Prince of Wales.
He died in 1914.