Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
A few days ago a batch of Barnardo's magic lantern slides were listed for sale on Ebay. I shared this sad fact on another conversational site. So much archive potential turns up on Ebay as to make one weep. Sellers with a bit of archival sensitivity could well inquire to borough and other archives and offer their sellable treasures in the first instance 'to the nation' either…Continue
There will a series of screenings and events connected with Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay across the UK throughout 2018. These will be ticketed events and tickets will be available through partners associated with each screening. Details will be posted over the coming weeks and they will be announced via the film’s Facebook page and via the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 29, 2018 at 7:35 — No Comments
The National Science+Media Museum curator of photography and photographic technology Geoff Belknap has reported that 16 original glass negatives used to make the calotype prints for the 1851 publication Reports of the Juries have been re-discovered in a museum store.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 28, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
Today's (Saturday) Financial Times newspaper FT Weekend magazine takes a five-page look at the RPS Collection at the V&A Museum in an extensive survey by Liz Jobey titled A rummage through the V&A’s new photography collection. In the…Continue
This is a visual resource made on the basis of a selection of 101 photographs from the collection of the Center for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) that are considered relevant. All of them are photographs that stand out for a particular aspect: for its visual content, its aesthetics, its historical relevance, its uniqueness or its exceptional nature as a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 27, 2018 at 9:14 — No Comments
This presentation outlines my new research project, which will investigate practices of technical innovation in the work of the Ilford Ltd. Photographic company and early colour photography enterprises during WWI and in the interwar period. Innovations include the introduction of daylight loading roll film and Ilford Special Rapid Panchromatic Plates (1915), the introduction…Continue
Senior Curator International Art (Photography) at Tate Modern, London, Simon Baker, has been appointed director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, in Paris, effective from 24 January 2018. He succeeds Jean-Luc Monterosso, director and founder of the institution, whose term ends on 31 March, 2018. Monterosso has run the Maison Européenne de la Photographie since it…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments
After a successful full house premiere screening of Don’t Fence Me In at the British Library Knowledge Centre on 11 January 2018, our limited edition DVD containing Don’t Fence Me In (70 mins) and two additional films is now available, only from Malachite Ltd.
Talking About Fay Godwin (60 mins). Fifteen of Fay Godwin’s friends, colleagues,…Continue
Added by Charles Mapleston on January 23, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments
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 Edmund Clark’s exhibition at Ikon. The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 22, 2018 at 6:48 — No Comments
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, Dana Research Centre and Library, 165 Queen’s Gate, London…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2018 at 18:35 — No Comments
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 focus on Kertész and Károly Escher, with whom he has a…
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments
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 the last six decades and will hold up a critical and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:59 — No Comments
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 fascinating selection of never-before-seen photographs will show the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:52 — No Comments
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
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments
Added by James Hyman on January 17, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments
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 advice around UK photo collections and archives, and support…Continue
Added by Maura McKee on January 10, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments
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 had admired the camera from a distance for years.…Continue
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, Malick Sidibe, Jacques Sonck, and Witho Worms.
Added by Bernard Yenelouis on January 5, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
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 changing topography of industrial and post-industrial Britain. Over a dozen…Continue
Added by Bernard Yenelouis on January 5, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Andrew Hurst on January 1, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments