Reference number
  • P/011
  • Collection
  • 1970-2006
Extent and medium
  • Seven box files
  • ┆Panoramic photographs and transparencies, as well as articles, magazines, extracts from books, photographs, video recordings and other information relating to Westmoreland's panoramic photography work. Westmoreland has made contextual notes about most of the collection.
Administrative history
  • ┆Michael Westmoreland studied lithography and graphic design at Leicester College of Art and went on to lecture at Leicester Polytechnic, retiring in 1985. In his photography practice he is a pioneer of panoramic photography, both from a technical and artistic point of view. He was the first photographer to use colour film in a Cirkut 360 camera, and worked out how to develop the images using Cibachrome contact prints. In 1984 Westmoreland won the Richard Farrand Award, presented by the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Royal Photographic Society for technical distinction in applied photography. His work has been widely exhibited and published. For more information see [](
Access status
  • Open
Conditions governing access
  • Open and available for researchers.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Copyright is held by Michael Westmoreland.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
  • The photographs need careful handling due to their size.
Language/scripts of material
  • English
System of arrangement
  • Box listed only.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • Michael Westmoreland
Archivist's note
  • Box listed by Katharine Short, Archivist.
Date(s) of descriptions
  • June 2016.