“Harry Burton. Tutankhamun’s Photographer” Dr Ian Taylor, 6th November 2022

Harry Burton, photographer and Egyptologist, is virtually unknown outside of the world of Egyptology but produced some of the most instantly recognisable and highly reproduced photographs of the 20th century, those recording the finds in Tutankhamun’s tomb. However, in addition to the Tutankhamun images Burton produced a sizeable corpus of work consisting of over 7,000 images recording the excavations and monuments on the west bank at Luxor for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ian Taylor lives in a small village outside of Cambridge and studied for his MA in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at UCL, London before moving on to do his PhD in Egyptology at the University of Birmingham.

This talk will be given at the November 2022 meeting of the Essex Egyptology Group which will be held at 3pm GMT on 6th November 2022 in person at Spring Lodge, Witham. It will be free for members, and £5 for guests (payment by cash or cheque on arrival).