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 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

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NPG Curatorial Internship – Photographs

The Photographs collection consists of more than 250,000 original photographic images of which at least 130,000 are original negatives. They date from the 1840s to the present day. The department is also responsible for the upkeep of records pertaining to the Photographs Collection as well as records relating to…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on March 30, 2015 at 19:29

Conference: Photography in Print - 22-23 June 2015

Leicester's De Montfort University Photographic History Research Centre's (PHRC) Annual International Conference will address the complex and wide ranging question of ‘photography in print.’ The conference aims to explore the functions, affects and dynamics of photographs on the printed page. Many of the…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on March 30, 2015 at 5:49

Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History (including Photographs) 30 April

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History…


Posted by Richard Fattorini on March 27, 2015 at 17:00

Exhibition and Conference: ICON PhMG presents "Sharing Photographic Collections: Digitisation and Display"

Icon Photographic Materials Group is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a one day event with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales on the theme of digitisation and display to coincide with their exhibition, Historic Photography Uncovered and the recent launch of their online database of images from their…


Posted by Sarah Peacock on March 27, 2015 at 11:30

Identification: Salt prints

Can anybody identify these images please? They are possibly salt prints but have no identification. Thank you…


Posted by John B Turner on March 27, 2015 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

Information: Photos identification and questions

Can anyone help with the three photographs below and the questions posted? 

Date of Photo and age of man…


Posted by Peter Leonard on March 23, 2015 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and First Book Award

Sir Harold Evans, former Sunday Times editor and prolific writer on photojournalism is to receive the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation’s Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award at a ceremony on 18 May 2015, while South African…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2015 at 16:57

Exhibition: Drawn by Light, Bradford

The exhibition Drawn by Light. The Royal Photographic Society Collection was opened today by photographer John Swannell HonFRPS at the National Media Museum after a very successful showing at Media Space, London.…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2015 at 16:30


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