British photographic history

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March 2017 Blog Posts (23)

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 and opinions of some of the 20th century’s most distinguished photographers;…


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…


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 things that were both important and commonplace in the town as…


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

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