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January 2018 Blog Posts (13)

Talk: In the Frame / Birmingham: 7 March

Photographic historian Pete James discusses the early history of photography in Birmingham, with reference to its use as a means of surveillance by the Birmingham Police Force in the nineteenth century, and in relation to …


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 22, 2018 at 6:48 — No Comments

Seminar: The Print after Photography – Talbot and the Invention of the Photographic Print / London, 10 April

The Science Museum's Spring Research Seminar Series is open to students, museum professionals and academics with an interest in research relating to material culture and museums. The series starts on 16 January and runs through until 24 April. All seminars take place between 13:00–14:00 in the Dana Study or Studio,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2018 at 18:35 — No Comments

Lecture: 'George Szirtes, The Blind Musician and the Voyeurs' / London: 23 January

Mr Szirtes, as well as being a lover of Hungarian photography, is a distinguished writer, translator and poet. His poems include verses about André Kertész, and these and others of his poems will be read by the actors Stephen Thorne and Timothy West. His talk will particularly…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Great British Seaside / from 23 March 2018

Celebrating beach photography by some of Britain’s most popular photographers, featuring Tony Ray Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts and new work by Martin Parr at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. 

The exhibition will explore our changing relationship with the seaside over…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:59 — No Comments

Exhibitions: Lee Miller and Stanley Stanley photographs show an unseen side of Picasso / April–June 2018

From April 2018, two photography exhibitions at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking will display a rarely-seen, carefree side to the iconic artist, Pablo Picasso. In the Upper Gallery, Lee Miller: Picasso Portraits will depict Picasso enjoying the company of a lifelong friend, while a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:52 — No Comments

Exhibition: Walter Benington: photographic portraits 1914-1922 / until 25 March 2018

A display of Walter Benington's photographic portraits, which include leading members of Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as renowned figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Albert Einstein.

Oxford, Bodleian Library

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Yale Center for British Art receives major gift from Claire and James Hyman

The Yale Center for British Art Significantly Expands Its Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Photographs with a Major Gift from the…


Added by James Hyman on January 17, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Auction: George Stacey Abolitionist newly discovered collection of Daguerreotypes/Ambrotypes / 21 February 2018

Following on from the sale of the Dr Swaine Taylor daguerreotypes last month another interesting collection has surfaced in East Anglia. From a deceased estate and held in storage for the last 40 years or so a group of 20 portraits of the Stacey family by Claudet/Le Beau/Beard/Kilburn/Mayall etc. is to be sold by Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge on February 21.

George Stacey (1787-1857) English Quaker and Anti-Slavery Campaigner appears in several of the 12 daguerreotypes, either…


Added by Roger John Evans on January 10, 2018 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Membership of the Photographic Collections Network is now OPEN!

Looking for development opportunities and support in 2018? Membership of the Photographic Collections Network is now OPEN!. Join us to support our work, receive access to specialist events, opportunities and…


Added by Maura McKee on January 10, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A J. T. Chapman 'British' 15 x 12" camera of c1888

This is the start of a series about restoring and photographing with a nineteenth-century stand camera - and the outcomes of the experience. The story began in 2010 when I was given a 15” x 12” Victorian camera, with the words “who knows, you might be able to get it working again.”  It was a generous gift and I…


Added by Tom Evans on January 9, 2018 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Fair: The British Are Coming - Classic Photographs / Los Angeles, 2-4 February 2018

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs will present a selection of British Photography at Classic Photographs Los Angeles, featuring gallery artists John Davies and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, and work by Paul Hill, Chris Killip, and Marketa Luskacova.

In addition the Gallery will show work by Kikuji Kawada,…


Added by Bernard Yenelouis on January 5, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: John Davies - The British Landscape, until 17 February, 2018

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs celebrates its representation of John Davies (b. 1949) with the first solo exhibition of his work in the United States. Nominated for the Deutsche Börse prize in 2008, Davies is best known for his 1980s photographs documenting the broad, complex and…


Added by Bernard Yenelouis on January 5, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

125th Anniversary of The Stereoscopic Society

Happy New Year. 2018 is the 125th Anniversary of The Stereoscopic Society. Founded in 1893 to promote 3D Photography it continues to support all aspects of 3D Imaging, with regular monthly meetings in London and Coventry. …


Added by Andrew Hurst on January 1, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

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