Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
A free online history of medicine seminar, organised by the University of Birmingham's IAHR is being held on Thursday, 21 January 2021 from 1730-1900. Dr Beatriz Pichel, senior lecturer in photographic history at De Montfort University, will present her paper Photography and the making of modern medicine in France (1860-1914) which examines how…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 17, 2021 at 17:12 — No Comments
The donation of a large quantity of photographs and other records relating to Hutchings Caravans, and its founder Bertram Hutchings, to the Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, in 2015 has prompted a call for help with identification. The Hutchings company was a maker of high-quality, bespoke, caravans…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 17, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, is offering a 0.2 FTE Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to work the project “The Media of Mediumship (TMM): Encountering the Material Culture of Modern Occultism in Britain’s Science, Technology, and Magic Collections.” The Fellow will work in collaboration with Professor…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 16, 2021 at 14:03 — No Comments
The British photographer Grace Robertson has died aged 90 years. She worked for Picture Post and was married to Thurston Hopkins and helped preserve his legacy. Her own as a humanist photographer is equally illustrious.
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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 13, 2021 at 22:00 — No Comments
Dame Margaret Weston who was instrumental in the setting up of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in 1983 and was a pioneer for women in a male-dominated world as the UK's first female director of a national museum, has died aged 94 years.
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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 13, 2021 at 8:30 — No Comments
Mahalski operated a photographic business at various addresses in York for more than 40 years. I am preparing an article about him and I am seeking examples of his work primarily as sources of information about the style and range of his work. Like other photographers of the period he produced CDVs in his Portrait Rooms but produced a variety of other formats. He…Continue
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To what extent does the meaning of a photograph depend on social experience, industrial contingencies, the professional environment or the culture of its producers? This special issue of Photographica - from the Société française de photographie - aims to explore this question and thus extend the discussions initiated during a seminar at the EHESS in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments
The Stanley B Burns, MD Medical Photography Collection was sold to Yale University Medical Library in anticipation of Dr Burns developing a specialized medical photography museum. The Washington Post among other papers carried the story. The collection of over 15,000 images (1840-1950) includes numerous British medical photographs including a rare…Continue
Added by Stanley B. Burns,MD on January 11, 2021 at 16:30 — No Comments
Pictures of Nursing is a travelling exhibition and digital resource curated by…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2021 at 18:59 — No Comments
Brent has a rich history of multiculturalism. Roy Mehta’s exquisite black and white photographs capture the daily rituals of its various communities, most notably the Afro-Carribean and Irish, engaged in seemingly simple activities at home, in the street and at church. Shot from 1989-1993, the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2021 at 18:19 — No Comments
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This series of three seminars considers the evolving importance of photograph archives. Moderated by Paul Lowe, curators Alison Nordström and Hilary Roberts will draw on their vast professional experience to consider how archives are created, what is involved in maintaining them for…Continue
I’m proud to inform you that a new biographic study has been published: "Stefano Lecchi pupil of Daguerre: the latest revelations" (texts in English, French and Italian).
Following detailed research in an international context, the author of…Continue
Added by Roberto Caccialanza on January 4, 2021 at 8:30 — No Comments
A new BBC ALBA documentary to be transmitted on New Year’s Eve reveals newly discovered photos taken during the construction of the railway line between Fort William and Mallaig from the late 1890s. Arguably one of the most spectacular railway lines in the world, this collection of over one hundred plates were unearthed in a sale in Cornwall in…Continue
The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is undertaking the digitisation of the Daily Herald Archive to greatly improve the public accessibility of this nationally important collection. We are therefore recruiting two Junior Photographers to start on the 1st February 2021 in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 31, 2020 at 10:46 — No Comments
There's a delightful accessible online 1974 short BBC documentary of elderly Gandolfi brothers of Gandolfi & Sons camera makers of Peckham, London which company had operated in the area for over 100 years. The artisan nature of the skilled brothers at the end of their camera crafting working lives has one of the brothers in…Continue
Added by Bobbie Carnegie on December 29, 2020 at 0:00 — No Comments
The Hyman Collection has published its 2020 annual update which can be read on its website. Of particular note is the availability of bespoke loans and exhibitions from the extensive collection and the establishment of the Hyman Foundation, a new charitable foundation to support photography in Britain.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 25, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments
While not directly related to the subject of British photographic history, unless you count mention of Felice Beato's panorama photographs of the Japanese capital taken in 1863, I'd like to share this online gallery tour of an exhibition of early Japanese photography now on view at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. I've learned so much from this group and…Continue
Added by Alice Gordenker on December 21, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments
The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a full scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project: Feminist Documentary Photography and Activist Networks.
The past two decades have witnessed a surge of scholarly and curatorial interest in feminist…Continue
Added by Antares Wells on December 21, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments