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Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now almost 3000 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 (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

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National Science+Media Museum appoints Head Curator

The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, has appointed Dr Geoff Belknap as its Head Curator, effective from 1 November. Belknapp joined the museum in June 2017 as Curator of…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:56

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre / London, Autumn/Spring 2018/2019

The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck has announced two seminars. Admission is free and open to all. 

 

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6-7:30pm

Room TBC

Anna Dahlgren, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University

i-D and…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:33

Events: The face of suffrage / Birmingham, Nov-Dec 2018

The Face of Suffrage is a new large scale art installation created to celebrate 100 years of Votes for Women by Helen Marshall The ‘Face of Suffrage’ artwork is a floor-based, 200 metre square photo mosaic consisting of more than 3,500 images of females from across the West Midlands.   

It will be located on the concourse of Birmingham New…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:00

Martin Parr Foundation launches a membership scheme

The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) which runs a gallery and archive in Bristol, based on Parr's own work but extending to British documentary photography, has launched its new membership scheme. The aim of the scheme is to open up access to the Foundation’s library and huge archive collection, as well as giving members discounts on talks, screenings, workshops…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:00

Identification: 'The Widow's Mite' cdv

I am looking to find the photographer of this image, a British cdv labeled 'The Widow's Mite'. It reminds me of Rejlander's genre scenes, but I have been unsuccessful in finding anything about it. No back mark. I have blurred out the…

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Posted by David McGreevy on November 10, 2018 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

Event: Photographing and Cycling in Late Victorian Britain / London, 14 November 2018

This talk presents new research looking at the relation between camera and cycle technologies in late Victorian Britain. Despite the challenges of carrying heavy and fragile glass-plate cameras on likewise heavy and laborious to ride machines, in this period combining cycling and photography was felt so close that contemporary commentators could write of…

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Posted by Sara Dominici on November 9, 2018 at 10:30

Information: Cook Salvator Mundi

BPH member Ben Lewis is trying to find more details about this photograph and the London photographer William E Gray who worked independently and was also associated with the company of Henry Dixon and Son Ltd which absorbed his business in 1931.

The photograph was taken for the…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 6, 2018 at 12:09

Seminar: Nita Harvey's Archive / London: 9 November 2018

Four years ago Ellen Nolan inherited a suitcase. Inside was an archive of hundreds of images and documents belonging to her Great Aunt, Nita Harvey, an English actress on the brink of Hollywood success in the 1930s. In 1933 Nita was discovered through a beauty contest, summoned to Hollywood and signed to Paramount studios.…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2018 at 2:01

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