Meet the UK's first female press photographer
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Meet the UK's first female press photographer

The Museum of London is celebrating the acquisition of a collection of images from Christina Broom, the UK's first female press photographer. Self-taught at the age of 40, Broom photographed London life and British military from 1903 to 1939. She started small, learning on a borrowed camera, and in 1904 she became the official photographer for the Household Division. She photographed soldiers departing for the World War I as well as suffragette marches in London. 

A sampling of her photos will be on display from April 4 to September 28 at the Museum of London. A bigger retrospective of her photography is planned for the fall of 2015. Click through the slideshow above to see some of her work.