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

Members

Forum

Looking for roll film holder information 7 Replies

Started by Paul Kay. Last reply by Paul Kay Nov 21.

A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter 4 Replies

Started by Anne Bull. Last reply by Anne Bull Nov 14.

Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process? 5 Replies

Started by Roger Hyam. Last reply by Roger Hyam yesterday.

Seeking Identity of this Lady in Ambrotype

Started by John SurreyUK Nov 6.

Press photographs from 60’s - SKR credit

Started by Steve Dean Nov 4.

Bookmark this site


Locations of visitors to this page

 

Welcome...

Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now over 3500 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

Blog Posts

Project launch: Dutch Photography Project

Preservation of modern photographic works of art in museum collections. The Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), sixteen museums, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands (RCE) will join forces in a large-scale collaborative project titled ‘Project Collection Knowledge 2.0 /…

Continue

Posted by Clara von Waldthausen on November 30, 2020 at 18:30

Project photography - Sample sets for sale

In October 2020 the Dutch Foundation for the Preservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), sixteen museums, and the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands (RCE) joined forces in a three-year collaborative project titled ‘Project Collection Knowledge 2.0 - Photography’.

As a…

Continue

Posted by Clara von Waldthausen on November 30, 2020 at 18:30

Online: British Art Studies - November 2020

The latest issue of British Art Studies no. 18 has gone online and includes two papers of particular interest to BPH readers, from Sarah Parsons and Steve Edwards. 

Sarah Parsons, 'Women in Fur: Empire, Power, and Play in a Victorian Photography Album'. The craze for carte-de-visite portraits in the early 1860s established photography as…

Continue

Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 2020 at 17:30

Closure of Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

The Australian Centre for Photography once hosted Australia’s elite cohort of photographers. It can no longer afford to remain open. ‘ACP was part of the cultural fabric of Sydney and it welcomed everyone in’.

The official statement reads: The Australian Centre for…

Continue

Posted by Joanna Sassoon on November 30, 2020 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Archive: Veterinary history digitised

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has digitised much of its collections and made them available to the public. Included are photographs and other material relevant to photographic history, including a series of letters from Francis Galton.

See:…

Continue

Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2020 at 12:00

Exhibition: E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas / Edinburgh, until 14 March 2021

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas, a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre, is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years. Featuring photographs and paintings from Broughton House in Kirkcudbright, this exhibition shows how photography was crucial to the development of Hornel's artistic…

Continue

Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2020 at 11:29

Photokina ends after 70 years

Photokina, the world's largest and most important fair for the photographic trade and consumers is to end after seventy years. In an email to the trade the organisers state: 'it is an extremely difficult step for us to have to suspend implementation of photokina at the location in Cologne for the time being, in light of the continuing steep decline in the…

Continue

Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2020 at 11:00

Unique Kinora reels of Wick, Scotland, digitised

Five unique Kinora reels - a form of early moving picture - have been digitised by the National Library of Scotland and made available online. The work started in 2009 and the reels show the fishing fleet and industry in the Scottish town of Wick in north-east Scotland from the early 1900s. Although the Kinora is best known for the published reels and viewers…

Continue

Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2020 at 10:30

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All
 
 
 

© 2020   Created by Michael Pritchard.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service