Editorial Work

John Hannavy undertakes editorial commissions on a wide variety of history and heritage subjects, in addition to his regular contributions to Scotland Magazine and Vintage Spirit. Some recently published features can be seen by clicking the appropriate menu bar, left, as can brief details of projects currently underway. Illustrated, right, is the opening spread from a feature on steam heritage in New Zealand's South Island, from Australia & New Zealand Magazine. A number of John's features on New Zealand and Australia's history and heritage have appeared in the magazine in recent years, and he has also contributed many articles to Destination France, Living Spain, and other titles.

John's first published articles were in the long-defunct Industrial & Commercial Photographer in the late 1960s, followed by a number of published articles in Practical Photography and the travel magazine High Road, the latter also now long out of print. Several years as Associate Editor of Photo Technique and a regular contributor to The Photographer in the 1970s were followed in the early 1980s by four years as editor of Master Photography, later The Master Photographer. By the second half of the 1980s, and in addition to continuing contributions to the photographic press – most notably to Photon, later known as Freelance Photographer – John's travel, history and heritage writing was appearing in a number of other magazines, including Heritage, The Independent Colour Magazine, and most of the country's county magazines. That pattern continued through the 1990s, but by the end of the decade, with the style and content of the amateur photographic press becoming increasingly product rather than image-orientated, John elected to concentrate on writing and illustrating articles for the growing number of heritage, lifestyle and travel magazines, while also maintaining a regular programme of publishing academic papers on the history of photography. That pattern continues today.


The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White is still available from John Hannavy Publishing, the remaining hardback copies now reduced to half price, just £10.00 + P&P

To order a copy, use the Contacts page.


Published by PiXZ/Halsgrove in October 2017, price £9.99, is  Edwardian Railways in Postcards a celebration both of the railways themselves and of the art of the postcard photographers, colourists and publishers. Click on the book cover, below to log on to Amazon.co.uk where you can see all of John Hannavy's currently available books. 

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