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H.L. Pattinson: Niagara Falls, daguerreotype, April 1840

I am about to embark on a charity fundraiser - - based in part on the Pattinson daguerreotype reproduced above. Anyone who is…


Added by Robin Anderson on October 25, 2014 at 3:22 — No Comments

Japanese photo album 1885-1890 from the photographic studio of Adolph Farsari (Yokohama)

You might be interested in this 7 minute video of a hand coloured albumen photo album from the photographic studio of Adolph Farsari ( Yokohama ) 1885-1890

The video was sent to me by my friend David Iglésias of the…


Added by World Image Trader on October 24, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Photography Historians: A New Generation?

The fourth Ryerson Image Centre Symposium highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their bodies of inquiry, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with renowned scholars, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within—and departs from—established traditions. The hope is that participants, and the audience, may better…


Added by Thierry Gervais on October 22, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Chamonix in 3D

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in 3D is a new exhibition at Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, from 18 Oct 2014 – 29 March 2015. The exhibition of 3D images spans the past 150 years,…


Added by Peter Blair on October 20, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

The voyage of the 'Oriental' and the daguerreotype in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, 1839-1840

  Ramires, Alexandre (2014) The Voyage of the Daguerreotype. On the Daguerreotypes and Physionotypes of the Oriental Hydrographe, Coimbra: author's edition. This text provides documental support for the first daguerreotype experience in Portugal, in October 1939, and the probable daguerreotype…


Added by Nuno Borges de Araújo on October 17, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

cfp: Archiving 2015

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology has announced a call for papers for Archiving 2015. The conference is to be held the week of 18 May at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Read more and download a PDF version of this Call for Papers at…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2014 at 7:02 — No Comments

Seminar: 'Poor Man’s Picture Gallery': Art and Stereoscopic Photography

Tate Britain's Victorian and Edwardian Art Research Centre is holding a research seminar on 4 November based around the upcoming BP Spotlight Display ‘Poor Man’s Picture Gallery’: Art and Stereoscopic Photography.  Exploring how the reproduction of fine art imagery through the intimate hand-held form of stereoscopy has…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2014 at 6:33 — No Comments

Research: The 1846 Art Union Photographs Project

In 1846 William Henry Fox Talbot provided probably over 6000 original Talbotype images to the Art Union journal in a promotional effort which today is largely overlooked.  The images were provided to popularise his photographic method and the publication was the first journal in the world to include photographs.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2014 at 22:02 — 1 Comment

Photographers’ Archives and Legacy Project: a call

The Photographers' Archives and Legacy Project is planning to add more material to the project website - - and it would like to hear from photographers whose work has a social, archival interest. It is particularly…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2014 at 21:50 — No Comments

cfp: Photography in Print / 22-23 June 2015

De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre has put out a call for papers for a conference taking place in June 2015. The Annual International Conference will address the complex and wide range question of ‘photography in print.’ The conference aims to explore…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 8, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

Professor Elizabeth Edwards honoured

Leicester's De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre has reported that Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Director of the PHRC, has been honoured by The Society for Visual Anthropology. The Society has given Edwards its Lifetime Achievement Award for…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2014 at 20:21 — No Comments

Bodleian Libraries secures final funding to acquire Fox Talbot Archive

Oxford, 6 October 2014 – The Bodleian Libraries have secured the final funds needed to acquire the Personal Archive of William Henry Fox Talbot.  The final funds come via a legacy donation to the Libraries.   

The Bodleian’s appeal to acquire the Fox Talbot Archive was launched two years…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2014 at 16:19 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Talbot scholars celebrate three major initiatives

At a public meeting held at Oxford’s Bodleian Library today, Head Librarian Richard Ovenden (right) made the first announcement of three initiatives that will support William Henry Fox Talbot studies in the United Kingdom and internationally. At the same time they will make the Bodleian central to Talbot…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

Publication: William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography

Oxford today saw William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography launched at a reception at the Bodleian Library. William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age—a time that saw many political, social, intellectual,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

£50,000 project to digitise the National Waterway Collection

The Canal & River Trust has published online over 37,000 archive records and over 22,000 historic images from its archives for the first time ever.  The £50,000 project is the first phase of a major project to open up public access to the national waterways collection.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Acquisition brings the Getty the only complete set of vintage prints from Killip’s In Flagrante

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of 49 photographs by documentary photographer Chris Killip (British, born 1946). Combined with one photograph already in the collection, the Museum now owns the complete set of 50 images found in Killip’s landmark book In Flagrante (Secker & Warburg,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2014 at 19:34 — No Comments

Exhibition: Edward Steichen: In High Fashion

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 - 1937 has its UK premiere at The Photographers’ Gallery this Autumn, presenting over 200 vintage prints, many on public display for the first time since the 1930s.  

Brought  together  especially  for  this  presentation, they  mark  the  period  when…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Symposium: Photographic Histories of Psychology

A one-day postgraduate symposium is being held on 25 November 2014 in the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester. Photographic Histories of Psychology seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2014 at 20:47 — No Comments

Programme Announced: Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall - An International Symposium on Architectural Photography

The two-day symposium aims to reflect on the role and relevance of architectural photography as a form of expression, as historical record and as spatial narrative.  Additionally, the symposium will examine the impact of collecting architectural photographs as well as…


Added by Justine Sambrook on September 25, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Connection: Story Maskelyne and Dillwyn Llewelyn

Interestingly and coincidentally two current postings: the John Dillwyn Llewelyn album to be sold at Sotheby’s and the Story Maskelyne camera obscura, at Christie’s are connected.

John Dillwyn Llewelyn was the father-in-law of Nevil Story…


Added by Janine P Freeston on September 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

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