Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history ranging from exhibitions and museum news, publications, and jobs
Started by Dr. Joe Rock Jan 14.
Started by Justin Parkes Nov 1, 2021.
Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now over 3700 members, in addition to regular readers. These range from museum and gallery curators, photographic academics, students, collectors, dealers and representatives from the photographic press from around the world. The blog provides a forum for news of events and happenings within the British photographic history community. This can include lectures or meetings, exhibition news, jobs, reviews and general news affecting collections of photographic material or individuals within the field. While the focus is on Britain it may, on occasion, include material that is of wider interest from Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia.
A summary of the previous week's posts is usually emailed to signed up readers each Monday.
Dr Michael Pritchard
PS. Thanks to George Eastman House (now George Eastman Museum) and History Today magazine blogs for recommending British Photographic History as one of their own favourite blogs. The Daily Telegraph made BPH one of its photography websites of the week.
This informal illustrated talk will explore the photographic practice of Augusta Crofton Dillon (1839 - 1928) of Mote Park House, Roscommon and Clonbrock House, Ahascragh, Galway. Crofton was a talented amateur photographer. Her work is included in one of Ireland's finest photographic collections - the Clonbrock Collection at the National Library of Ireland…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2022 at 18:58
We are seeking to appoint a Curator to work as part of our small and dedicated team.
The Curator will be responsible for the delivery of…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 22, 2022 at 19:30
The London Transport Museum, Covent Garden is opening a new exhibition Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce from 11 February. The exhibition celebrates the contribution Caribbean people have made to transport in London since the 1950s to the present day, while also documenting the struggles these individuals and their…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2022 at 19:35
Ffotogallery has announced Siân Addicott as its new Director. Siân will join Ffotogallery at the beginning of April from her current role as Head of Undergraduate Photography at University of Wales Trinity St David’s (UWTSD).Siân joined UWTSD in 2013, before becoming Programme Director of the BA Photojournalism & Documentary programme in 2016. In 2019,…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2022 at 19:27
This session of Addressing Images is based on the work of Singapore photographer Yip Cheong Fun (1903-1989) in the 1960s and 1970s. We will discuss how Yip achieved 美感 (mei gan), or a feeling of beauty, that he along with other “amateur” practitioners in the local photographic community were seeking in the vignettes they composed, sometimes on group field…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2022 at 20:00
My great grandfather, André François Bulot (1810-1873) is part of the beginning history of photography. I have found some history about him in British photography history. I’m thankful for this. I would love more about him.
He came to the USA in 1856, made his home in Nashville, Tennessee. There he did miniature portraits in watercolor. I own one of them. He died there in 1873. I don’t have his likeness in any form. I’m hope full that I might find this or more information with…Continue
Posted by Carolyn Bulot Ragsdale on January 19, 2022 at 7:31
Dr Sara Dominici writes... I am writing to introduce the new website for my project on amateur darkroom practices. I am keen to connect with researchers and practitioners interested in the histories of the darkroom, and its conceptualisation and theorisation.: …Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 16, 2022 at 11:30
Queen Victoria became joint patron of the Photographic Society of London (later the Royal Photographic Society) in May 1853 and continued her support until her death in…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on January 16, 2022 at 11:00