PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
The Pitt Rivers Museum has collected photographs ever since its foundation. Particularly strong in nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography, the collection also contains important fieldwork archives, such as that of anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard, as well as the photographs of travellers such as Wilfred Thesiger whose collection alone numbers some 38,000 images. The Museum continues to collect photography, with a particular emphasis upon well-documented field collections and contemporary practice.
Photographs of Latin America and the Caribbean
The Pitt Rivers Museum has a few large collections of ethnographic photographs from South America and the Caribbean, predominantly made in the second half of the twentieth century. A few smaller collections contain earlier images principally of Peru, of the Gran Chaco and also of the Caribbean, with for example the early photographs by missionary Andrew Pride in the Gran Chaco (circa 1900) and those by Charles Kroehle in Peru (circa 1890). In addition, the photographic records of George Dixon Aked’s trip to the Caribbean in the 1930s are held in several boxes.
Photography collections’ (some images available) online database
VISITING THE MUSEUM and RESEARCH ROOM
Admission is free
Pitt Rivers Museum website