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
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Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are over 2200 members, in addition to many other regular readers. They 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 and general news affecting collections of photographic material or individuals within the field. BPH will also include relevant book and website reviews from time to time. While the focus is on Britain it may, on occasion, include material that is of wider interest from Europe, the United States and Asia.
Dr Michael Pritchard
PS. Thanks to George Eastman House 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.
Through a selection of fifty landmark cameras, Michael Pritchard tells the story of this ground-breaking piece of…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 31, 2014 at 13:30
The Nicholas Brothers & A. T. W. Penn: photographers of South India 1855–1885 is published by Quaritch. It is available at a…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2014 at 19:34
This ground-breaking book by Kathryn Morgan examines the 1877-78 publication Street Life in London,by journalist Adolphe Smith and photographer John Thomson, which aimed to reveal, through the innovative use of photography and essays, the conditions of a life of poverty in London.
Now regarded as a…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2014 at 19:00
Museums Journal reports that the National Media Museum is consulting on a restructure that could see it make up to five posts redundant across its senior management team and film department.
The Bradford museum has been forced to scale back its …
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2014 at 5:00
The former Picture Post photographer Thurston Hopkins has died aged 101 years. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2000. Thurston Godfrey Hopkins trained as a magazine illustrator at Brighton College of Art, but discovering that the camera ‘paid better than the brush’ he began working as a Fleet Street press photographer from 1930.
However the cliché ridden imagery and ruthless tactics required by successful press…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 28, 2014 at 12:30
The European Society for the History of Photography celebrates photography's 175th anniversary with a volume dedicated to the conditions that formed the historiography of photography: Looking at 175 Years of Photohistory is edited…Continue
Posted by Caroline Fuchs on October 28, 2014 at 9:00
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