(Staffordshire 1834 – Nottingham 1910)
Initially a bank clerk, beginning in 1857 he turned to professional photography. Following major photo expeditions at the time, aimed at documenting almost unexplored areas, in 1863 Bourne embarked on a journey across India where he photographed various regions and even climbed the Himalaya, accompanied by thirty coolies who carried his luggage and photo equipment to 4,500 meters above sea level. Afterwards, with Sheperd he opened a photo distribution company in Simla and then, in 1870, in Calcutta. When he started managing a cotton factory, Bourne divided his time between India and England but kept photographing until his death.