(Veranda 1804 – Bath 1877)
Reverend Jones was one of the first photographers to adopt the photo process invented by William Henry Fox Talbot, which he used considerably during his numerous trips in Europe and the Mediterranean. He is unquestionably a master of early photography, and was greatly enthusiastic about the potential of the new medium. In 1845, he left with Kit Talbot for a photo tour of Malta where, in 1846, he was joined by his photographer friend George Wilson Bridge. The group visited Italy, from Sicily heading to Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Milan. The corpus of his work includes seascapes and portraits of men and women while working or in their free time as well as documents of his own travels.