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 now almost 3000 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.
Lauren Ashley-Irvine, Conservator of Photographs and Paper, at the Victoria and Albert Museum has published a blog describing how one of the fascicles from Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844) was conserved and prepared for exhibition in the museum's new photography galleries. The publication…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 20, 2018 at 13:42
As the 100th anniversary of the Armistice is looming I am asking for help to contact any living relatives of former Daily Mirror photographers who served in WW1 or worked for the paper in the UK during the conflict.
I am particular interested in Bernard, Thomas and Horace Grant who had all covered conflicts…Continue
Posted by John Mead on October 17, 2018 at 14:00
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in London from May to Ocbober of 1851, was the genesis of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Published to accompany the opening of the V&A Photography Centre, this book makes extensive use of the V&A collections and archival material related…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2018 at 7:27
Boots Archive are delighted to announce the second phase release of the online catalogue of the Walgreens Boots Alliance archive collections. This digital resource, which launched in 2017 has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, through their Research Resources programme. The archive includes phootgraphy and material…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:49
In this lecture Deborah Ireland explores how the Royal Geographic Society's first instructor in photography, John Thompson, applied images to the science of geography, to guide and influence a new generation of travellers. Thomson had a career as a photographer in…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:40
The first day open to the public was a busy one for the V&A Museum's new Photography Centre as the pictures here show. Phase one of the Photography Centre more than doubles the space dedicated to photography at the V&A, spanning four new galleries. It opens with the major display Collecting…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:30
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:08
An image of Alice and the Fairies taken in 1917 by Elsie Wright, and one of the hoax photographs known as the Cottingley Fairies sold for £15,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium) at Dominic Winter auctions on 4 October.
First in the series of five Cottingley Fairies photographs, a hoax…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:04