The Royal Photographic Society
Photography (meaning writing with light) began in the early 1800’s although the Wedgewood family in Birmingham, England were experimenting with light sensitive materials before that. Henry Fox Talbot subsequently invented the photographic negative in Wiltshire, England. And later, the Royal Photographic Society began life in London, England, attracting Queen Victoria as its Patron. It was established for the purpose of ‘promoting the art and science of photography’.
So I think it’s beyond doubt that Photography was invented in Britain. There are some who might dispute that but I’ll leave you and your favourite search engine to form your own opinion.
These days, to be admitted as a member, one has to take some half decent photos; otherwise they won’t let you in! By succeeding, ones ‘credibility’ in the art of taking photos is established. I was fortunate to be admitted to the Society in 2002 and have since been proud to be a part of a Great British Institution.”