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 2500 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 (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.
St Andrews Photography Festival has announced several events of interest to BPH readers. First up, on 1 August Dr Alison Morrison-Low will discuss the work of Dr John Adamson. View this and others at the Festival's Facebook page: …Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on July 1, 2016 at 7:47
BBC Radio 4's In Our Time programme will look at the invention of photography on 7 July 2016. Melvyn Bragg and guests, Elizabeth Edwards, Alison Morrison-Low and Simon Schaffer, will discuss the development of photography in the 1830s, when techniques for 'drawing with light' evolved to the stage where, in…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 30, 2016 at 19:20
Special Auction Services of Newbury is to auction a group of material relating to Arthur E Morton FRPS, a pioneer of early colour photography, both still and moving. He was an exponent of Autochrome and Paget colour process and Kinemacolour.
The full catalogue which also includes the exceptional Mike Simkin…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 30, 2016 at 7:03
Several months ago, I acquired a number of very old British photo books at auction. Plan to donate them to the library at Southern Methodist University. Problem is that I have no way of ascertaining their value as can find no listings anywhere. Any help or suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated. They include:
Yearbook of Photography 1867; G. Warton Simpson, editor; Office of Photographic News, publisher.
Yearbook of Photography 1881; H. Barden Pritchard, editor;…Continue
Posted by Jerry Comer on June 25, 2016 at 19:11
It goes down to the basics of collodion photography. You'll learn how to make strong collodion negatives and how to print them on albumen…Continue
Posted by Michael Schaaf on June 25, 2016 at 12:00
'Pictorialism' as a loosely constituted, international movement advocating photography’s assimilation into the traditional fine arts, succeeded to the extent that it fostered widespread acceptance of the medium as 'art' prior to World War I, but failed in the post-War period as its aesthetic agenda was condemned as…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 20, 2016 at 19:30
Our friends at the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné project have announced the news that Brian Liddy, formerly curator of collections access at the National Media Museum, Bradford, has been appointed the project's first research assistant.
BPH will bring news of former NMeM…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 20, 2016 at 16:12