Philippa Ogden

Philippa Ogden
Philippa Ogden has a passion for history and holds a MA in the History of Medicine from Newcastle University. She is particularly interested in perceptions of the body within the early modern period. In her spare time, she is a keen musician who plays old-time and bluegrass fiddle in her hometown of North-East England.

Vixen or Virtuous: Depicting Women in WW2 Public Health Campaigns

  Due to a lack of awareness and modern medicine, venereal diseases broke out amongst servicemen during WW2. This brought about significant problems for both...

Sir Cecil Beaton’s Career As Vogue And Vanity Fair’s Distinguished Photographer

  Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) was a British fashion, portrait, and war photographer. Although best known for his photography, he was also a...

Romanticizing Death: Art in the Age of Tuberculosis

  Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted from microscopic droplets released in the air. It prompts symptoms including pale skin, a high...

Post-Mortem Photography: An Understanding of How It Started

Morbid curiosities or touching tributes to the recently deceased? Read on to discover how the practice of photographing the dead came to be, and what these images reflect about their contemporary society’s attitudes towards death.