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March 2017 Blog Posts (17)

TV: Smile! The Nation's Family Album

Smile! The Nation's Family Album is a BBC TV documentary which was shown earlier this week looking at the family photograph album. Gil Pasternak was academic consultant and the programme aso features Colin Harding. It is available to watch on iPlayer or more freely on Youtube here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 20, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments

Exclusive: National Science and Media Museum website (UPDATED)

The new National Science and Media Museum website and new branding will be revealed on the 23 March. The website holding page can be seen here: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk. BPH can also reveal that the museum's new website domain name was first registered on…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 19, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Larry Scaaf discussed

All, a very nIce article re Larry Scaaf (seen in the image, right) and how he got into his various Talbot projects came out recently.  It can be found at: …
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Added by Lee Eltzroth on March 16, 2017 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Research: Strange Image of the planet Mars, Royal Observatory

This is a real puzzle. a 10 x 10 inch silver print of an early illustration of Mars. At the bottom,  "H. Spencer Jones". He was the British Royal Astronomer from 1933-1955 at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.  

I have no Idea why his name would be printed below a clearly earlier illustration of Mars. My Idea…

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Added by David McGreevy on March 15, 2017 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

Reversible plate holders w “a vertical cut-off board”, c1920s Australia?

I am a curator currently researching half-plate size (approx. 4.75 x 6.5 inches) cameras and accessories available in Sydney, Australia, from the early 1920s that might have been used to create a series of portraits on dry plate negative held in our collection.

While half-plate was a common size, I am wondering…

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Added by Holly Schulte on March 15, 2017 at 3:00 — 2 Comments

Exhibition of paper negatives survey - response requested

I am currently writing an article on the history of the exhibition of paper negatives, to present in a conference late this year. One of my goals is to evaluate which light sources conservators are using, especially when the negatives are backlit.

Although…

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Added by Lénia Fernandes on March 14, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

State of the art, British camera, 1862

I am trying to find out more about the camera Spanish photographer Rafael Castro y Ordóñez, member of the Comisión Científica del Pacífico, used during his expedition to America (1862-1865). He used a Dallmeyer lens of his own but the camera was purchased in London by British photographer Charles Clifford in early 1862. References suggest that it was a state of the art field stand camera. The plates produced are 26 x 31 (10 x 12") and 16 x 21 (6 x 8 "). The lens was probably a…

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Added by sara badia on March 14, 2017 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

Exhibition: Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 / 24 March-30 July 2017

Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 explores the phenomenon of portrait photography in Brisbane, and shows how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to more candid and relaxed photographs of the 20th…

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Added by Marcel Safier on March 13, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Exhibitions: Roger Mayne

There are several exhibitions of the work of British photographer Roger Mayne taking place. His vintage London and Paris photographs to be shown at Quaritch in May and will comprise small-format vintage prints, from iconic images of children playing to views of Paris photographed the year before his renowned Southam…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 14:04 — No Comments

Conference presentations: Stereo & Immersive Media 2016

BPH publicised the International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media 2016 last year. The conference organisers have made the presentations available on Youtube…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Obituary: Barry Lane (1944-2017)

Barry Lane, who has died aged 72, was the first, and only, photography officer at the Arts Council and was later Secretary-General of the Royal Photographic Society between 1995 and 2001. As a champion for photography at the Arts Council Lane played a pivotal role in supporting a new wave of emerging British…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Exclusive: National Science and Media Museum logo revealed

and as a reminder...

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2017 at 21:41 — No Comments

A new museum in Bradford: National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum is the new name of the former National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (June 1983) and National Media Museum (December 2006), according to the Guardian newspaper.

The re-named museum is due to reveals it's new…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Barry Lane (1944-2017) UPDATED

Barry Lane, who has died aged 72, was the first, and only, photography officer at the Arts Council and was later Secretary-General of the Royal Photographic Society between 1995 and 2001. As a champion for photography at the Arts Council Lane played a pivotal role in supporting and exhibiting a new wave of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 5, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

BBC Four photography season

BBC4 has a season of photography programmes starting this coming week with a three-part series looking at the history of British photography. Other programmes will look at Harry Burton, the official photographer for Howard Carter’s Tutankhamun excavation during the 1920s; the working practices, lives…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Alexander McGlashon

Alexander McGlashon (sometimes spelled McGlashan) was born in 1811 and established a successful career as a copperplate printer in Edinburgh; examples of his printed work from about 1840 onwards can be found in various museums. As a member of the Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland he clearly had interests beyond the merely mundane and it is not surprising that he became interested in the relatively new medium of photography; while retaining his printing business this…

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Added by Alex. Sinclair on March 2, 2017 at 15:36 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: People, Place and Things: Photographs from the W. W. Winter Archive / 24 March-11 June

This exhibition, at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 24 March, explores early studio photography from 1854 onwards with a focus on the collection of W. W. Winter Studio in Derby, one of the oldest running studios in the world. Over the last 170 years the Winter photographers have recorded Derby and the people and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 1, 2017 at 18:40 — No Comments

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