Don't forget about the special 3-day photography festival being held at Lacock Abbey this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 175 years since the first photographic negative was created by former Lacock Abbey resident, William Henry Fox Talbot.
The National Trust-organised event will allow visitors to find out more about the momentous discovery, which changed the way we document the world; make your own photo frame; dress up and be photographed in Victorian dress and much… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on May 1, 2010 at 16:39 —
For those BPH readers who are interested in 19th century French photographers but can't make it to the exhibition (see 'Events' for info) in Canada, the accompanying catalogue is available at amazon.co.uk for around £36 (ISBN-10: 0888848730).La Daguerréotypomanie
, Théodore Maurisset’s 1840 lithographic
depiction of the craze — it is part of the National Gallery’s “19th Century French Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada” exhibition. Amongst the displays include the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on May 1, 2010 at 16:13 —
The Victoria & Albert Museum's Photography Gallery's annual redisplay opens from 30 April 2010 and features many recent acquisitions. Accompanying this is The Other Britain Revisited: Photographs from New Society.
More here: www.vam.ac.uk/photography
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2010 at 8:00 —
Amateur Photographer magazine reports that election rules mean that the National Media Museum is barred from saying whether it fears government cutbacks may scupper its plan to open a base in London. Continue
The NMM, which is Britain's flagship photography museum, has yet to confirm whether it has been granted government funding for the project which is expected to see the creation of 1500m2 of exhibition galleries at a location in the capital yet to be named.
In the run…
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2010 at 7:19 —
Working closely with the Senior Project Manager, you’ll lead internal and external stakeholders to ensure major projects are completed on time and budget. Whether managing external supplier contracts, overseeing the CDM process or co-ordinating the delivery of work packages, you’ll inspire project teams to buy into our vision and deliver a great standard of work.
Coming from a similar role, you’ll already have experience of working with major funding bodies, managing budgets… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 27, 2010 at 21:58 —
Most of you (myself included !) would have first encountered the Irish philanthropist, Dr Thomas Barnado (1845-1905), as your local High Street charity shop. But what did he have in common with photography and a court case brought against him in 1877 ? Well, his name may not spring to mind instantly amongst the names of early photographers, but perhaps deserves to.
In 1874 Dr. Barnardo opened a Photographic Department in his Stepney Boys' Home. Over the next thirty years every child… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 22, 2010 at 9:34 —
September 30-October 2, 2010
The symposium springs from Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, the Ransom Center’s exhibition of this foundational collection of the medium’s history. Curators, collectors, historians, and photographers will participate in a series of panel discussions that focus on the areas in photography on which the Gernsheims had such impact—collecting, exhibiting, publishing, and historiography. Leaders in their fields will consider the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 19, 2010 at 10:45 —
ARCHIVES chronicling 250 years of riverside history are set to go on display.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) archive, which includes more than a kilometre of documents and records, will be catalogued in a programme expected to last three years. Work will begin at The Museum of London Docklands, situated near to Canary Wharf, compiling the data electronically so that on completion it will be accessible via the internet.
Claire Frankland, museum archivist, said: "The PLA… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 19, 2010 at 10:09 —
There is a report and assessment of Carter Wong and Bolton Signs signage work at the National Media Museum here: http://www.commarts.com/exhibit/national-media-museum.html
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 18, 2010 at 7:33 —
A unique visual archive of 19th century Victorian Britain, including illustrations and photographs of events ranging from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Boer war, will be available online for the first time from today. The Illustrated London News archive holds 250,000 pages and as many as three quarters of a million illustrations, from as far back… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 15, 2010 at 10:33 —
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, is currently recruiting students for the second year of its innovative MA programme in photographic history. The course offers a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme of study and provides a series of modules ranging from photography and theory to practical work in photographic archives.… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2010 at 10:30 —
One can't mention India without mentioning China these days. So bear with me, here goes ....A new
ISBN-13: 9780670080908) published by Penguin entitled "Shanghai : A History in Photographs, 1842-Today" will hit the shelves tomorrow. Produced by Pulitzer prize winning photographer, Liu Heung Shing, and Karen Smith, an internationally renowned… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 12, 2010 at 18:52 —
Web Content Co coordinator £22,500, Bradford. Fixed term until 1st April 2012. Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, with a world-leading online presence, we aim to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.
We are looking for a Web Content… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 12, 2010 at 12:19 —
May not be entirely British, but still a worthy book to add to the collection of a photo-historian wanting to know more about the history and evolution of early studio photography in India.
Photography arrived in the harbour city of Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay) as
early as 1840, via trade, as well as through European explorers and government officials. With the establishment of India's first photographic society in the city in 1854, the medium was… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 11, 2010 at 16:22 —
I am looking for a little advice!
As the wet collodion plate was coated by the operator, what advice was given in the literature on techniques to produce an even coating. Was the plate tilted and rotated, or spun? Was there a recommendation on the viscosity of the liquid?
I believe it may have been brushed on producing characteristic streak marks.
Any thoughts or even first hand experiences?
Added by John Davies on April 9, 2010 at 12:36 —
Introduced commercially by William Willis in 1917 as a substitute for printing in platinum, whose use was embargoed by wartime government, palladium has since grown in its application, and is now widely practised. Does any collection have a copy of the Platinotype Company's original instructions for the use of their commercial Palladiotype paper, or any other relevant information, please? I am researching the early history, use and problems of the process.
Added by Mike Ware on April 9, 2010 at 9:25 —
Following on from the blog creator's article on the bicentennial celebration of John Dillwyn Llewelyn's birthday this year, Robin Turner of WalesOnline has written a column of this man's historic contribution to British photography which can be found here:… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 8, 2010 at 18:18 —
Man and Cameraman is a project to conserve, catalogue, digitise and promote the photographic collection of George Bernard Shaw. Shaw collected around 16,000 photographs taken by himself and others and these… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 8, 2010 at 17:54 —
As a group of specialist workmen refurbish part of the historic Manor House at Mount Grace Priory, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire, it was reported today that a photograph showing some of the original skilled workers has been donated by an anonymous visitor. The current work at the Manor House is part of a £150,000 project by English Heritage to restore two rooms, which were given an Arts and Crafts make over in… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 6, 2010 at 23:50 —
Click on the link below (or copy & paste), and enjoy a slide show & overview of some of the highlights featured at the Met Museum's current exhibition 'Playing with Pictures':http://www.slate.com/id/2245975/slideshow/2246537/fs/0//entry/2246536/…
Added by Michael Wong on April 6, 2010 at 23:24 —