Grave Restoration

Join us in raising the funds to restore the grave of photographer John Thomson (1837-1921).



Scottish photographer John Thomson, was one of the first to extensively document the Far East between 1862-1872. He photographed in China, Thailand and Cambodia, publishing his images in a series of books. In addition, in association with Adolphe Smith, he produced the seminal Street Life in London (1876-77), a visual and written survey of the people of London.

Thomson was a member of the Photographic Society from 1879 and a member of the Royal Geographic Society.

His photographs of illustrated publications provide a rich visual legacy of the Far East. It seems only right that his grave should provide a lasting legacy to the man himself.

Terry Bennett, Michael Pritchard, Jamie Carstairs, Betty Yao