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The London Stereoscopic Company has announced a series of UK lecture dates where Denis Pellerin, Dr Brian May and others will be giving talks on different aspects of stereoscopy. The tour commences in Manchester in September and will conclude in London in November. Further dates may be added .
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 19, 2016 at 7:07 — No Comments
As part of my ongoing research on the life and work of Josef Breitenbach, I am trying to locate further information on a very significant pupil, Ruth Snowman. Snowman studied with Breitenbach in Paris during 1934, and later in England worked as his agent, placing his work in a variety of British and American publications. (During this time she lived on Acol Road, West Hampstead, NW6) From 1935-1939 she ran her own photographic studio in London, under the trading name of Ruth Antoni.…Continue
Added by Helen Trompeteler on August 15, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments
BPH is saddened to report that Michael Schaaf, the photographer and teacher of collodion and other historic process, was found hanged in his camper van in Lacock on 16 July. He had not been in contact with his family for several days and was discovered by a National Trust employee. Schaaf had conducted a five day…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 14, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments
The University Archive provides ample evidence that the University and its predecessor institutions have been at the forefront of innovations in both the technologies of photography and in its pedagogical implications.
The Royal Polytechnic Institution housed the first photographic studio in Europe, and both…Continue
Added by Sara Dominici on August 12, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
The first-ever comprehensive exhibition to celebrate exclusively the life and work of pioneering British photographer Olive Edis (1876-1955) opens at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday October 8, 2016 and closes…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2016 at 19:51 — No Comments
A reunion will be held for all those photography students who attended the Polytechnic of Central London (Regent Street Poly) between 1960 and 1965.The free reunion will be held on Friday 26th August 2016 from midday onwards at Dolphin Square in London, for full details, please contact Tony Hilton at email@example.com
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2016 at 19:41 — No Comments
The Beaford Archive - the work of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins - is a photographic record of people and community in rural north Devon containing more than 80,000 images covering the 120-year period 1870 to 1990. However, few of these images are currently accessible to the public.
Beaford Arts has…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 6, 2016 at 18:38 — No Comments
The following is a rough draft describing my latest project, well late, as I have been working on this for quite a few years now. I would appreciate any comments you may have as I eventually, by year's end, to put it on the market. I hope I am not violating any rules here due to this being a commercial project, much the same as a book might be.
I get the sneaking suspicion…Continue
Added by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS on August 3, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments
The world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of paper peepshows has been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Scheme was introduced by the Government in 2013 as a major…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 2, 2016 at 10:26 — No Comments
Arts Council England has announced financial support for a new organisation supporting collections and archives of photography. The Photographic Collections Network will launch to provide research, knowledge exchange, events and advocacy. Its steering group is comprised of Redeye, the Photography Network, the Victoria…Continue
Added by Alexia Lazou on July 26, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
Sarah Angelina Acland, the pioneer colour photographer, was honoured yesterday with a blue plaque on the property at 10 Park Town, Oxford, where she was living at her death. The plaque was initiated by the Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board and was supported by the Royal Photographic Society, Giles Hudson and others.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 25, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments
This summer the V&A will present a display of over 120 photographs that explore the camera as subject. People are taking more photographs today than ever before, but as they increasingly rely on smartphones, the traditional device is disappearing from sight.
I have this Vernon Heath albumen photograph in my possession that I purchased about seven years ago here in New England. It's in its original frame and the photograph itself measures 19 1/4" h x 26 1/4"w. It's possible that this example is an enlargement from a smaller glass negative as I'm aware of…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 19, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments
I'm working on a project with the architectural historian, David Blissett, who is currently writing a biography of the English Victorian architect Charles Barry. Barry designed the Houses of Parliament in London and David is trying to locate any early photos of the Houses of Parliament (i.e. under construction…Continue
The George Eastman Museum recently purchased the only known box of Kodak Film for use in the Kodak camera (sometimes called American Film), introduced by the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company in 1888, and one of only three known boxes of Kodak…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 16, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments
The first annual St Andrews Photography Festival, which is set to celebrate the role and legacy of the town’s pioneers of photography from August 1, has revealed details of its headlining exhibitions and events.
UPDATED: The full programme can be…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 15, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments
“Stereo” environments (stereoscopic and stereophonic) have been widening the fields of photography and sound since…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2016 at 19:42 — No Comments