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 2300 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.
Bloomsbury Auctions is holding an auction next week which includes a significant number of nineteenth century photographs from W H F Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, and other significant British and French photographers. The catalogue can be seen…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on February 28, 2015 at 11:30
Although more than a thousand of my Autumn 1981 Britain-taken photos went missing between 1981 and mid-1987, I still have enough of my Britain-taken images in my possession for a decent portfolio of work. Included in that portfolio are quite a few environmental portraits I took around…Continue
Posted by David Joseph Marcou on February 28, 2015 at 1:00
I photographed Bert Hardy, the great Picture Post photojournalist, at the same time as our second-ever interview at his Surrey estate in late November 1981, as per the Hardy's wishes. I only have two remaining photo-portraits of him from among several I took of him that day. My second now ex-wife…Continue
Posted by David Joseph Marcou on February 27, 2015 at 16:00
I have a beautiful stereo Dag, written on the back in pencil is "Flight into Egypt". The subject is Mary and baby Jesus on an ass, the material is white, could be marble or porcelain and there is nothing to indicate scale. I have searched the internet for the subject without luck, but somebody thought it worth…Continue
Posted by Don Baldwin on February 27, 2015 at 11:30
I have recently acquired a beautiful Gaumont Stereoscopic Camera, which seems to be in working order - the shutters click very satisfyingly, anyway.The camera comes with 12 plate holders which presumably held the unexposed film. Does anyone know what was loaded into the plate holders - sensitised glass plates or film? Can this be sourced today? I'd love to get the camera functioning again, and to capture a stereoscopic image. Is this possible?
Terry Pattison, Dublin, Ireland
Posted by terry pattison on February 27, 2015 at 8:00
Although I didn’t fully realize it in Autumn 1981 when I was a member of the Missouri-London Reporting Team and a London Sunday Times Intern, one assignment I chose for myself (not part of the regular writing program, which was directed by John H. Whale) was to photograph a children’s day centre in…Continue
Posted by David Joseph Marcou on February 26, 2015 at 7:00