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Michael Pritchard replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion Origin of the term "camera worker"?
"Hello! The use of the term seems to date from c1882. Google's n-gram is a good start:  You can drill in to this to see the publication(s) using the term.  See the link here"
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Job: Head Curator, National Science+Media Museum, Bradford / closes 12 August 2018

To truly lead our curatorial department, build our research profile, develop our collections and deliver content for an ambitious 'masterplan', we are looking for a Head Curator to join us at the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM), in Bradford, on a permanent basis. In this role, you will champion your team to realise our…See More
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Workshop: On the Edge of History: Photographs and African Archives / 27-28 September 2018

This is not simply another colloquium about African photography within the field of visual studies. It is concerned with the question of how histories are written or assembled, and the materials that are drawn upon to narrate or analyse the past of the African continent, and the relationships between…See More
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Bobbie Carnegie commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Auction: Mervyn Heard magic lantern collection / 17 July 2018
"Except, that at auctions 'vultures' congregate to gobble up for a song, or rather a screech, sale's pickings - to then regurgitate their gobblings onto profitable resale opportunities. One doubts 'collectors' of the note of…"
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Michael Pritchard commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Auction: Mervyn Heard magic lantern collection / 17 July 2018
"Bobbie - Mervyn expressed a wish to see his collection dispersed so that other collectors or institutions could acquire parts. As the catalogue states: 'it was always Mervyn’s wish that his Collection should be sold at auction, so that…"
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Job: Head Curator, National Science+Media Museum, Bradford / closes 12 August 2018

To truly lead our curatorial department, build our research profile, develop our collections and deliver content for an ambitious 'masterplan', we are looking for a Head Curator to join us at the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM), in Bradford, on a permanent basis.



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Posted on July 31, 2018 at 20:30

Workshop: On the Edge of History: Photographs and African Archives / 27-28 September 2018

This is not simply another colloquium about African photography within the field of visual studies. It is concerned with the question of how histories are written or assembled, and the materials that are drawn upon to…

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Posted on July 25, 2018 at 18:00

Conference: Stereo Photography: Images, Inventions and Advancements / 18-19 October - Registration open

The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography from 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.

The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the…

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Posted on July 25, 2018 at 17:53

Looking ahead: V&A Museum and photography 2018-2019

The V&A Museum has released details of forthcoming exhibitions which include a number of photography shows, although many of the other highlights will include photography. 

V&A Photography Centre / Opening 12 October 2018

The world’s first photographic experiments,…

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Posted on July 23, 2018 at 19:38

Job: Associate Curator of Broadcast and Television / closes 5 August

Across Science Museum Group, our curatorial team are committed to inspiring futures by sustaining and growing our world-class collection and delivering a creative and bold programme of outputs including exhibitions, galleries, events and online narratives.

To support this vision, we are looking for an Associate…

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At 15:45 on August 3, 2017, Jack leonard Gordon said…

Don't you take any criticism on board. The present set up casts no credit on this organisation or myself.

It may be that somewhere on this site you have left some helpful instructions.If so I can't see it.

My telephone number is 020 8908 5124.

Regards

Jack Gordon

At 17:46 on April 21, 2017, jack leonard gordon said…

I am upset by the effects of my tiny pictures on my four entries .

Should I withdraw them as a whole and start again?

If so how do cancel anything of my submissions?

Regards,

Jack Leonard Gordon

At 5:52 on November 15, 2016, Will Allen said…

The International Directory of Photo Historians has settled in a new home with hopes of stability in location, format, and function. The change coincides with the retirement from teaching of William Allen. At http://classyarts.com/photohistorians/photohistorians.php one may search the directory, add and edit one's entry, and communicate with other historians. The new directory protects the privacy of contact information (including email addresses) for participants. I hope that you and your colleagues will share this information. 

At 22:41 on January 5, 2016, David McGreevy said…

Dear Michael,

First, let me thank you for the BPH site, it has proven to be an invaluable resource for an American collector of British Photographs, and I have "met" many experienced and generous experts here.

I am however, a bit alarmed, do the "major changes" mentioned in your weekly update indicate that the site will soon be subscription based?  That is certainly the impression I got. It would be such a shame after Luminous Lint changed into a monetized site, rather than an open and free exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Respectfully,

David McGreevy

At 11:52 on December 30, 2013, Richard Sambrook said…

Many thanks Michael - I'm delighted to have access to such a great site and resource. Is the Giles Duley talk open to the public? I'd love to come along if so. I am now Professor at the School of Journalism at Cardiff University. Until his recent retirement Daniel Meadows led our work on documentary photography - I'm looking for ways to continue to keep the School actively engaged...Best, Richard

At 19:09 on May 27, 2013, Salvador Tió said…

Dear Mr. Pritchard,

I am looking for information about the beginings of Automat Photography. In particular about the first who was take a British Patent E.J. Ball 16,136. Nov. 23, 1887: Automatic coin-freed apparatus.(“Patents for Inventions vol. II, Abridgments of Specifications, class 98, Photography Great Britain Patent Office, Reprint Edition 1979 Arno Press, A New York Times Company”).

This is all the information that I have about this inventor. I have also a patent from 1900  of the United States and that I believe is attached to the same inventor US657505%5B1%5D.pdf

Do you know more information about this inventor.

Thank you very much.

 

At 16:05 on September 24, 2012, Tom Ruffles PhD, ARPS said…

Thanks for the comment on the Turner post, Michael - I've amended it accordingly.

At 13:33 on July 6, 2012, Tony Hilton said…

Hi Michael,

It was lovely to catch up briefly in May. Sorry it was all so rushed.

You are doing a great job here ... and elsewhere! Well done! Keep it up

Tony Hilton

At 0:59 on May 15, 2012, M C Brown said…

Hallo Michael, Thanks for the regular Newsletter.  Is there any way of recalling earlier versions? A recent issue had a review of the Princeton University book by Roger Taylor on Lewis Carroll and I would be interested in reading it again.  Thanks. 

At 9:19 on October 16, 2011, Richard Brooks said…
Thanks for the suggestions. I succesfully completed the dissertation earlier in the year and I was pleased with the grade and feedback. 

Would you be interested in having a copy of the work? Perhaps I could publish it online if it was felt to be of interest. 
 
 
 

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