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 nearly 2400 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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Lecture: Ruskin daguerreotypes with the Jacobsons

The Bodleian Library is delighted presenting a lecture by Ken Jacobson marking the appearance of a book published by Bernard Quaritch and written by Ken and Jenny Jacobson: Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2015 at 6:44

Photo London attacts 20,000 visitors and returns in 2016

Photo London, London city wide celebration of photography centred on Somerset House attracted more than 20,000 visitors over five days. 70 galleries from 20 countries participated in the first edition of the fair, along with 10 publishers and 3 special exhibitors. They showed the best photography from all…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 25, 2015 at 16:39

Irving Penn Foundation funds landmark Platinotype treatise

It is announced that The Irving Penn Foundation is providing a generous grant toward the production of the book, Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical and Aesthetic History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation.

This publication represents the extended proceedings of…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 25, 2015 at 16:09

Read: Holly Rollins work placement at Mary Evans Picture Library

Photo Archive News Twitter follower, budding photographer, Holly Rollins is currently studying for a BA in Photography from Falmouth University part of which she has to do a work placement week, which she did at Mary Evans: "I had to undertake a work placement as part of my professional practice…


Posted by Will Carleton on May 18, 2015 at 9:00

Julien Faure-Conorton PhD - Robert Demachy

BPH Is pleased to report that Julien Faure-Conorton has been awarded a doctorate for his thesis on Robert Demachy. Julien defended his work on 11 May at the EHESS, Paris. His research was carried out under the supervision of Michel Frizot and was titled Characterization, contextualization and reception of Robert…


Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 18, 2015 at 7:00

Copyright to clear: Photographer Richard Dormer

The Royal Opera House in the UK are looking to clear usage on an image beleived to be by photographer Richard Dormer of Margot Fonteyn ,1960.  The only details I have are that it is an image of Margot Fonteyn as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty ...details on

Posted by Will Carleton on May 14, 2015 at 10:00

Watch: Carleton E. Watkins: The photographer who saved Yosemite Park

Matt Butson, Vice President, Hulton Archive walks and talks us through another sectionof the vast Getty Images collection.…


Posted by Will Carleton on May 14, 2015 at 10:00

Conference: Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience, 22-23 May 2015

This two-day conference has been organised in association with the exhibitions, 'Staying Power: Photographs of Black…


Posted by Bronwen Colquhoun on May 13, 2015 at 16:30


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