Michael G. Wilson and his wife Jane began assembling their magnificent, A to Z collection of photographs – now about double the size of the renowned Sam Wagstaff collection owned by the J. Paul Getty Museum – in 1978 around the time he began devoting his attention to his family’s James Bond franchise. Unlike Wagstaff, whose collection is strictly image based, the Wilsons have collected the history of photography in depth from the beginnings of photography, as we know it from William Henry Fox Talbot to a full-house contemporary collection.
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