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 3200 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.
Cartes-de-visite were the first form of affordable mass-produced photography. These images of families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day were wildly popular during the Victorian era. Queen Victoria herself helped spread the craze by building her own collection. People collected photographs of their families and…
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2019 at 7:39
Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 6-7:30pm. Room 106, 46 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD.
Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Fully Visible and…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 13, 2019 at 12:35
A distinguished panel of experts, chaired by Dr Russell Roberts (co-curator of Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions) and including Max Becher (photographer and son of Bernd…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 13, 2019 at 12:00
From the late 1880s there was a marked increase in the number of British women becoming professional photographers. Drawing on archival documents and photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
This talk examines the dynamics of women photographers’ studios to better understand how they became competitors in a male-dominated…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 8, 2019 at 7:50
One of James Robertson (see portrait right)/Felice Beato’s Crimean War images that has fascinated me is entitled 8 Gun Battery (see below). The description accompanying this photograph on the Royal Collection Trust (RTC) website states:
Photograph of an eight gun battery in front of Sevastopol. A wall created from earth and sandbags runs…Continue
Posted by David Robert Jones on October 6, 2019 at 6:00
Having quickly Googled with the information to hand, one of the subjects may well be Sophia Hinerangi…Continue
In the last thirty years, scholarship on stereography has moved from the margins to a more central position in the…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2019 at 17:45