Group of aerial photographs by Alfred Buckham

This is a group of 20 prints chosen from Captain Buckham's own exhibition prints.


Silver gelatine photograph
Each 40 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £90,000)
Acquired in:
Richard and John Buckham

Captain Buckham was head of aerial reconnaissance during the First World War, based in Scotland. He continued to work as an aerial photographer after the war and his photography has an underlying heroism. However it is also remarkable for an originality of vision offered by the new view of the world, which refers back to a Romantic tradition.


The artist's family.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200

Entry details

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