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Waterways Photo Library

Individual Photographer Contact: Derek Pratt
39 Manor Court Road Hanwell London W7 3EJ United Kingdom Content Type: Waterways, rivers, commissions Phone: +44(0)2088401659

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Derek Pratt is a specialist photographer and writer about Britain’s inland waterways. He began photographing the canals and rivers in the early 1960s and formed his Waterways Photo Library in 1968. The library covers all aspects of Britain’s canals and navigable rivers and is constantly being updated. He is the author of nine books on various aspects of the waterways and co-author with waterway historian Anthony Burton on another eight books. He helped launch a new monthly waterways magazine Canal Boat in June 1996 and is their main features writer and photographer; he has not missed an issue since the start. He began using a digital camera in 2006 and has now digitally photographed most of the waterway system. His collection of medium format and 35mm transparencies in colour, plus medium format black and white dating back to the 1960s, are being scanned and form part of the library.

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