Alfred Horsley Hinton (1863-1908) was a British pictorialist photographer and founding member of The Linked Ring, a groundbreaking photographic society whose purpose was to breakdown the common perception of the time that photography was not a true artform. The Linked Ring became one of the most influential photographic societies of all time, and created the immensely successful Photographic Salon, an annual exhibition which led to the increasing public interest in photography and positioned its exhibiting photographers as valuable artists.

Recessional by A. Horsley Hinton / Courtesy The Camera Club collection

As a pictorialist, Hinton’s photography focused primarily on the landscape as subject matter, usually produced as platinum prints with a dramatic and evocative style. Hinton was also a prolific writer and journalist, having written at least 5 books on photography, having served as the editor of Amateur Photographer from 1897-1908, and also as editor of the Photographic Trades Gazette during the last 4 years of his life.

Hinton’s works have been collected by The National Trust, the National Media Museum, and the Spencer Photographic Archive.

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Niagara by A. Horsley Hinton / Courtesy The Camera Club collection