Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Kornbluth Photo Archive

This announcement speaks for itself:
Dear Colleagues,

After two decades teaching medieval art history and doing photography for my own use, I have started a photography business. As part of that project I am posting my archive of images online for all to use without charge. So far I have posted about 750 images, and I am adding more all the time. The archive includes material from all periods of western art starting with the Neolithic, but its greatest strength is in medieval and Roman art. I am posting all images at the right size for classroom use (PowerPoint friendly).

I am sharing my images partly out of loyalty to academe, and partly in the hope of exchanging their free use for exposure. My web site becomes increasingly visible to potential paying clients via Google and other search engines as more people visit and link to it. I also license my photographs for publication, so of course I want scholars to know that they exist.

I am sending this message now so that people can use my archive during the new academic term. Also, I am currently planning a research/photography trip to Europe in October. I will be in London, Paris, Mainz, Ravenna, Budapest, Szekszárd, and Kaposvár. Anyone who needs images from places in or near the cities where I will be working could piggyback a request on to the trip without having to pay major travel expenses.

My general web address is .
To go directly to the historical archive, the address is .

Best regards to all,
Genevra Kornbluth


  1. Anonymous5:58 am

    Good lord, that's a treasure trove and a half. Wow. Thankyou for the notice!

  2. Yes--thanks for this; some of these images are perfect for the classroom, and some are more interesting than similar images from the big stock agencies. I've just sent a note to my colleagues who do commercial photo research giving them a heads-up about Kornbluth's site.