Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The local MP for Bradford has been assured by the Culture Minister yesterday that they are clear about the value of the Museum to the local area and to the UK, and any closure would be 'unacceptable'. George Galloway, the Bradford West MP, went further, saying: “The…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on June 18, 2013 at 7:53 — No Comments
‘Pictures’ is a word that has become synonymous with photographs, encompassing vernacular uses of photography, as in the library of ‘pictures’ on our mobile phones, as well as in the sense of providing a true ‘picture of events’ in the journalist context. From the 1980s, photography as ‘picture’ acquired a very…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 17, 2013 at 21:05 — No Comments
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Added by Michael Wong on June 16, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments
Auctioneers Davey and Davey will be putting up for sale a photo album, dating back to the 1870s, that was recently found in an attic in a home at Parkstone. Much of the fascination of the album lies in seeing the foundations of modern Bournemouth taking…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on June 12, 2013 at 21:15 — No Comments
Gerry Sutcliffe, Labour MP for Bradford South, and Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley have united to secure a Select Committee inquiry into the Science Museum’s threat to the National Media Museum.
Both Mr Sutcliffe and Mr Davies are members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2013 at 19:59 — No Comments
In a Strange Land: Perceiving and Interpreting Unfamiliar Environments will take place from June 25–26, 2013 in the Springer Auditorium, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. It is a multidisciplinary international symposium organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Shpilman Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv, in conjunction with the exhibition Displaced Visions: Émigré Photographers of the 20th Century. Moderator: Dr. Nissan N.…Continue
Added by Nissan N. Perez on June 10, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Hundreds of people have attended a rally today to save the National Media Museum in Bradford, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports. Speeches were made by Gerry Sutcliffe MP, George Galloway MP and Councillor David Green, Leader of Bradford Council. See: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds. It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust, and its subsidiary…Continue
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Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD working on Media and the First World War. This studentship is one of eight fully-funded awards made by the newly-established Collaborative Doctoral Partnership managed by the Science Museum Group. The project will be supervised by Professors Jo Fox and Jonathan Long…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2013 at 21:02 — No Comments
Join the petition and include your name on this link here.
As of 0930 on 7 June 12,450 had signed the petition.
17,695 have signed as of 0811 on 8 June…Continue
Richly illustrated with over 140 images, The Photograph and The Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the innovative - sometimes challenging and controversial - ways in which photographic collections are being created, preserved, analysed and presented today.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments
The announcement of the outcome of the government's spending review on 26 June is likely to bring further cuts to the Science Museum Group which includes Bradford's National Media Museum. A petition has been launched against closure at:…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
A 19th-century equatorial observatory and laboratory once used by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and his daughter, Thereza, to capture some of the earliest images of the moon will be brought back to life. A £2.9 million restoration project is currently under way at Penllergare Valley…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments
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Not much is known about how the coming of photography changed visual discourse or affected people's lives. Divided into two sections, this selection of 32 essays, each illustrated with archival photographs, looks at the camera in the colonial era and in post-independent India.
Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2013 at 13:13 — No Comments
This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on May 27, 2013 at 19:07 — No Comments
Barbara Flueckiger, Professor, University of Zurich writes...I'm very excited to launch my new Timeline of Historical Film Colors today: http://zauberklang.ch/filmcolors/ With many scans from vintage prints, downloads, quotes,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Photography is widely associated with truthfulness yet it has also been employed throughout its history as a means of telling stories and evoking the imaginary. This display includes photographs by some of the most influential contemporary artists working in this vein, such as Gregory…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2013 at 22:24 — No Comments
I wonder if any of you are aware of the existence of Francis Frith inventory lists of photographs in their stock from Indonesia (the Dutch East Indies) from the second half of the19th century? If so, where can they be found please?
There are several Indonesian views that have been attributed to Francis Frith (the photographs are probably by one of his photographers rather than by Frith himself) and I wonder how reliable those attributions are? …Continue