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Stereo camera c.1910
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I'm looking for help with identifying the stereo camera technology in use in the first of these images. The picture shows Belgian photographer and ecologist Jean Massart in 1911. Not a great image I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Gould Oct 28, 2013.

British Photographic Education 1945-60
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I am researching the photographic scene in the late 1940s and 1950s and am trying to get a better idea of what aspiring photographers would be looking at and learning in these years.  Questions to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Pritchard Feb 11, 2013.

The Combined Societies
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In an historiographical essay in his recently published book on The Gernsheim Collection, Roy Flukinger refers in passing to Gernsheim's association with the so-called Combined Societies The Combined…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pritchard May 11, 2014.

British photographic exhibitions 1940-1970
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I am looking for information on any British photography exhibitions, between the early 1940s and the late 1960s.I would be grateful for any leads.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelvin Jouhar Jan 18, 2013.

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Michael Pritchard replied to Damian Hughes's discussion The Combined Societies
"There's an interesting article here: http://archive.rps.org/view/76794 from 1953 mentioning the Combined Societies. "
May 11, 2014
Kelvin Jouhar replied to Damian Hughes's discussion The Combined Societies
"I know that it's a few years since we had this discussion, but now that the RPS has the online archive of the Journal, it is very interesting to be able to search the archive, and put some of what has been written here into context. The…"
May 9, 2014
Jeff Gould replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Stereo camera c.1910
"Hi Damien, Looks a bit like a stereo ICA, I'll have to find mine and compare. But I have a French stereo camera from the 1890's which would make prints of a similar size, but that's in wood and brass and this camera looks more like a…"
Oct 28, 2013
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Stereo camera c.1910

I'm looking for help with identifying the stereo camera technology in use in the first of these images. The picture shows Belgian photographer and ecologist Jean Massart in 1911. Not a great image I know, but all I have to go on.The stereo pictures produced by Massart's camera are of the format shown in the second image. The print measures c.3.5 inches x 4.75 inches and seems to be a non-standard geometry for stereos, with its rectangular, portrait-format images, separated by quite a large…See More
Oct 21, 2013
Alan Pritchard replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"I joined Watford College of Technology in 1962 and I am fairly sure that there was a well-established photography course running then, which would have started in the period in which you are interested. This would have been in the Hempstead Road…"
Feb 11, 2013
Dr David Drury replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"British Photographic Education 1945-60 The School of Art within the then South West Essex Technical College, in Forest Road Walthamstow, ran a two year course starting before 1953 – I started in September of that year, and the course had been…"
Jan 28, 2013
Kelvin Jouhar replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British photographic exhibitions 1940-1970
"Does anyone have any information about an exhibition held at the Royal Festival Hall, London in November 1961 by The Photographic Fine Art Assocation ?   Thanks very much, Regards   Kelvin"
Jan 18, 2013
John Chillingworth replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British photographic exhibitions 1940-1970
"Contact Sarah McDonald, curator at the Getty Images Hulton Archive (I am pretty sure that she is a member of British Photographic History as I am).  She should have documentation which covers the period which interests you.  I ought to as…"
Dec 30, 2012
Nettie Edwards replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"You really should speak to my father, Brian Edwards. Born partially sighted in 1938, he attended Exhall Grange school in Coventry, where he expressed an interest in film and photography. While they built him a darkroom, they sent him to the…"
Nov 29, 2012
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Exhibition: Saturday Night Sunday Morning: The authentic moment in British photography

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a sensational new exhibition inspired by Alan Sillitoe’s groundbreaking novel, published in 1958, and the 1960 film adaptation, directed by Karel Reisz.Saturday Night and Sunday Morning‘helped frame its cultural moment’. Taking seminal moments from book and film, this exhibition explores the depiction of social change in contemporary photography,…See More
Oct 30, 2012
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Saturday Night Sunday Morning: The authentic moment in British photography at Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham

November 17, 2012 to February 10, 2013
 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a sensational new exhibition inspired by Alan Sillitoe’s groundbreaking novel, published in 1958, and the 1960 film adaptation, directed by Karel Reisz.Saturday Night and Sunday Morning ‘helped frame its cultural moment’. Taking seminal moments from book and film, this exhibition explores the…See More
Oct 30, 2012
Dr. J H Robbins Phd FRSA FRPS replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"Two suggestions: 1 You might try contacting Richard Sadler if you have not already done so - if you don't have contact details, ask and I'll forward request to him. 2. The Royal Navy Photography schools operating in this period (and for…"
Aug 18, 2012
Jack Tait replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"Hi Damian, I seem to remember sending you info re a few of your points but can not find them on the site so here they are again. 4. We have extensive data re the whole nature of Ifor's course, so much that you would need to contact us direct.…"
Aug 5, 2012
jack leonard gordon replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British photographic exhibitions 1940-1970
"May I humbly recommend my Album devoted to the Creative Photo Group. Its Exhibition was reviewed by Ainslie Ellis in the British Journal of Photography on 16th October 1964. Jack Gordon"
May 25, 2012
Michael Pritchard replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"For anyone following this forum thread please also see this blog posting and associated files: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/postwar-photographic-education  "
Jul 30, 2011
rita tait replied to Damian Hughes's discussion British Photographic Education 1945-60
"Jack Tait 1.Guildford was the prime creative course unlike Regent street which was technical. It did teach some City and Guilds courses and also offered an Agfa Colour Printing certificate. But its main emphasis was on the creative side, C+G…"
Jul 26, 2011

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At 11:13 on June 6, 2011, rita tait said…
Damian great to hear from you. You have reached "Team Ifor Thomas of Guildford" ( ? Where to begin.....) The Hay-on-Wye Festival ended here yesterday so we are on life support right now - detox etc. Phone 01497 821132 & talk to Jack who was a student of Ifor at the same time as Tessa Traeger, John Hedgecoe, Adam Wolfit etc. Jack set up and ran Internationally acclaimed Schools of Photography at Derby & Manchester & trianed Martin Parr & many household names. You need to talk to him about Photographic Education at the period you are researching. What exactly are you working on with all this?  Best, Rita
At 18:13 on November 17, 2010, Juliet Vine said…
Hello Damien, yes I am! See you on Thursday

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Exhibition: Saturday Night Sunday Morning: The authentic moment in British photography

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a sensational new exhibition inspired by Alan Sillitoe’s groundbreaking novel, published in 1958, and the 1960 film adaptation, directed by Karel Reisz.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning‘helped frame its cultural moment’. Taking seminal moments from book and film, this exhibition explores the depiction of social…

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