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 4000 members, in addition to regular readers. These 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, reviews and general news affecting collections of photographic material or individuals within the field. While the focus is on Britain it may, on occasion, include material that is of wider interest from Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia.
A summary of the previous week's posts is usually emailed to signed up readers each Monday.
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.
The publication of Picture Research: The Work of Intermediation from Pre-Photography to Post-Digitization has been announced by The MIT Press. Billed by the publishers as 'an intimate foray into the invisible work that made it possible for pictures to circulate in print and online from the 1830s to the 2010s', the book traces a history of the modern…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2023 at 18:30
In Search of the Blue Flower celebrates the life and work of photographer Alexander Hamilton. It presents his early formative years, sharing the way his engagement with the cyanotype process has informed his art practice, from his time at Edinburgh College of Art, to his program of exhibitions and residencies, through to his work within the…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2023 at 14:42
Hear artist Garry Fabian Miller in conversation with Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photography, V&A) and Bronwen Colquhoun (Senior Curator of Photography, Amgueddfa Cymru) about his life, practice and collaborations. This event has been programmed in conjunction with the exhibition …Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2023 at 10:02
Art Monthly Australasia carries a review by Elisa deCourcy of the Bodleian Libraries' exhibitions A New Power and Bright Sparks. The latter remains on view until 18 June 2023.
See: Art Monthly Australasia, Winter 2023, Issue 336. …Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2023 at 9:52
A couple of recent articles are worth sharing. In the May Apollo magazine Diane Smyth poses the question 'Do photography collections in the UK need more focus?' and compares the opening of the new V&A Photography Centre with the closure of Newcastle's Side Gallery and takes in the Bodleian Libraries and changes - openings and closures - to other…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2023 at 9:37
The programmes are printed and we're looking forward to another exciting conference, Photography in its Environment!. Recent challenges such as the climate crisis have pushed the field to consider how photography shapes and is shaped by the environment. From the mining of natural resources to the effects of mass…Continue
Posted by Kelley Wilder on June 2, 2023 at 17:30
For the first time at Watts Gallery, discover an exhibition dedicated to a 19th century craze that saw the birth of 3D images. Victorian Virtual Reality: Photographs from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy will present highlights from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy to explore the 19th-century photography craze that, for the first time,…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 31, 2023 at 8:00
Robert Thornton Brain was a retired Inland Revenue Officer in 1891 when he began taking stereoviews of Great Yarmouth and beyond. His stereoscopic photographs were usually given a serial number and a date, along with a brief description of the subject. He also included some technical details such as the exposure time, aperture and the manufacturer of the…Continue
Posted by Paul Godfrey on May 29, 2023 at 16:00 — 4 Comments
May 20, 2023 at 12pm to July 16, 2023 at 5pm – St Carthage Hall
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