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Be Inspired

See how artists and photographers have been inspired by Britain's landscapes. Explore by region or theme.

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Find out more about how photographers from the past have treated rural, urban and human landscapes, in Colin Harding's selection of images from the National Museum of Photography Film and Television collection.

Rural Landscape Photography

Reflections by George Davison
The natural landscape of Britain has long been a source of inspiration to photographers. Seemingly timeless and immutable, it is also constantly changing.

Human Landscape Photography

Clogwyn from Llechog by Francis Bedford
The natural landscape can be a stark contrast to the works of man. But combining natural and man-made subjects can illuminate our relationship with the environment.

Urban Landscape Photography

Bank of England by George Washington Wilson
By the 1840s, photographers began to look to the city for inspiration. Cliffs and valleys were replaced by buildings and streets in vivid depictions of the urban environment.

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Eric the reedcutter by Eamon McCabe
Laborare Est Orare by John Rogers Herbert
Vauxhall Motors FC by Dan Chung
Our English Coasts (Strayed Sheep) by William Holman Hunt
Burkha on the beach, Bigbury-on-Sea by Jenny Matthews
Stallion on Stud farm, Scarvagh, by Mary McIntyre
The Emigrants by William McTaggart
Local residents, Newport by Roger Hutchings


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