British photographic history

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

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Meeting and Photographing Picture Post's Bert Hardy

Meeting and Photographing Picture Post's Bert Hardy -- Researched & Written by David Joseph Marcou.

Among my 81 books so far and numerous essays on many subjects I've authored about a half dozen books about Picture Post and Bert Hardy, that magazine's lead-photographer.

My meeting and photographing Bert Hardy in November 1981, around the time of my 31st birthday (just two years after I'd taken…

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Posted by David Joseph Marcou on November 24, 2014 at 11:30

cfp: Reflecting the World: Museums and collections of visual and sound documentation around 1900

Reflecting the World: Museums and collections of visual and sound documentation around 1900 is an international conference organized by the Elysée Museum, the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, Switzerland, 5-6 November, 2015. A paper copy of the call can be…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2014 at 11:19

TV transmission: The Real Tom Thumb

The Real Tom Thumb: History’s Smallest Superstar, a documentary on the life of Charles Stratton, will be broadcast on BBC4 on Tuesday 25 November, at 9pm. The programme features contributions from David Burder FRPS discussing early photography (shown, below) and the demonstration of the collodion…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 18:00

Call for Papers: Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Then and Now

Following a lively panel discussion about the role of Women Photographers, both historical and current, held at the TATE Modern in April 2014, we are now inviting papers and visual presentations for a conference to be held at the Tate Modern, London in the autumn of 2015.

The original panel brought together women…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 17:34

Barnardo's historic archive - An update

Last year BPH reported that the historic Barnardo's archive, which includes historical photography of children dating back to the 1870s, was under threat (See:…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 10:25

Exhibition and Publication: Frank Browne SJ

This month has seen the fruition of a twenty-five year project for my son Edwin and myself. Having made 64,000 duplicate negatives and more recently digitised nearly 42,000 we now have made made a selection of 200 which form an exhibition currently on show at the Farmleigh Gallery in the Phoenix park, Dublin.…

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Posted by David H Davison on November 22, 2014 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Lecture: 'The invitation of photography' - 3 December, Brighton

Photography is central to the ways in which the past is recounted, in public institutions such as museums as much as in private settings. Yet the histories of photographs themselves, and how they are implicated in the stories as well as the telling, are often neglected.

In order to develop a…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 22, 2014 at 9:11

Job: Gallery and Artistic Development Manager

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join Candlestar as a member of the Photo London team as its Gallery and Artistic Development Manager.

The inaugural edition of Photo London at Somerset House (21-24 May, 2015) will be both a major international photography…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2014 at 7:30

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