Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Daniel Meadows, who's archive is now housed at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, is the subject of a short BBC film which was made at the launch of his Bodleian exhibition last month. In it Daniel and John Payne - the young boy holding the pigeon - are reunited after 45 years, John was one of Daniel's sitters at his photography bus in the 1970s.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 10, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments
Stills gallery is to present a selection of photographs from The AmberSide Collection, a unique archive that continues to grow out of the documentary production, commissioning, exhibition and touring work of Newcastle-based Amber Film & Photography Collective. The group established itself in North East England in 1969 and opened Side Gallery in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments
Famous for his portrait of Queen Victoria on her horse ‘Fyvie’, accompanied by her servant John Brown, George Washington Wilson was at the time among the best known of royal photographers. His picturesque images helped popularise a romantic view of the Scottish landscape. These were sold to the Victorian middle classes holidaying in Scotland, a pursuit…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments
Experts discuss the massive contribution to British photography by two Hungarians in the 1930s and after: Stefan Lorant and Andor Kraszna-Krausz. British photography in print owes a huge debt to two Hungarian immigrants. The founding editor of the influential photojournalist magazine Picture Post (1938-57) was Stefan (István) Lorant. The founding owner…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2019 at 20:25 — No Comments
The second year of membership of the Martin Parr Foundation begins on 12 November and includes a signed print of a Martin Parr photograph - the new print will be unveiled on the 12th. These change each year and are only available to members.
Membership benefits also include guided tours of the …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2019 at 20:15 — No Comments
Founded in 2017 British Culture Archive is a registered non-profit resource set up to document, highlight and preserve the changes in British society and culture through social and documentary photography.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage people by curating online galleries, events and exhibitions – highlighting the changes of everyday…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2019 at 7:21 — No Comments
Abstract: The article looks at the relationship between two very popular middle-class activities in Late Victorian Britain, photographing and cycling, and explores the influence that the new technology of physical mobility had on visual experiences and related photographic practices. It focuses, in particular, on the significance that…Continue
Added by Sara Dominici on November 1, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments
Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting a selection of vintage carbon prints by Minna Keene (b. 5 April 1861, Arolsen, Germany; d. November 1943, Oakville, Canada) at Paris Photo in booth A5.
Minna Keene, née Bergman, lived in Great Britain, South Africa, and Canada. She emigrated to the United Kingdom in approximately 1880 to become a…Continue
Added by Stephen Bulger on October 31, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments
As part of the National Museum Cardiff's Photography Season 2019-20 three new exhibitions have opened presenting work by four of the most influential artists/photographers in the history of the medium: August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr. The exhibitions predominantly comprise loaned photographs, a number of which have never been…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments
A major exhibition of prints by the renowned photomontage artist John Heartfield opens at Four Corners Gallery this Autumn. 33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks against war and fascism will be on display, bringing his inspiring imagery to a new generation.
This set of anti-Nazi photomontage posters was recently rediscovered in its original…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 13:18 — No Comments
The programme for this conference at the V&A Museum has been announced. How do photographs construct meanings in museums? Why are some photographs collected as ‘significant’ and others, of historical value, not Bringing together new work on institutional ‘photographic…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 12:57 — No Comments
The V&A has unveiled a major new photography commission by internationally-acclaimed artist Valérie Belin. Known for her monumental photographs exploring artifice, identify and representation, Belin has found inspiration in the V&A’s photographs collection for her new series Reflection. Ten of Belin’s resulting 173 x 130cm pigment prints are…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 12:31 — No Comments
A highly significant collection of work by pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge is to be brought back to his home town thanks to a partnership between the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University.
The unique material is part of the Victorian photographer’s own personal collection, which he bequeathed to Kingston Museum on his death. It…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 12:21 — No Comments
Chiswick Auctions next sale of Photographica includes a large selection of historic and collectable photographs and cameras. Of particular note is a group of lantern slides of East London Types by 'KY' from c.1900.
The full auction can be seen online here: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 12:12 — No Comments
As part of Photography Scotland’s Season of Photography which runs until the end of November Roddy Simpson, on the eve of the 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson Day, will be talking about the work of American-born twentieth century photographer Alvin Langdon…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments
As a follow-on to my last post, members might be interested in seeing how the two different 'Valleys of the Shadow of Death', one taken by Roger Fenton in April 1855 and the other by James Robertson/Felice Beato later in the same year, look today (at least in 2012 when I last visited the Crimea!).
The first colour photograph below shows the site where…Continue
Added by David Robert Jones on October 26, 2019 at 2:50 — No Comments
On the Royal Collection Trust’s website concerning Robertson/Beato's Crimean War image entitled The Valley of the Shadow of Death (https://www.rct.uk/the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death) (see right), there is the following description: -
Added by David Robert Jones on October 23, 2019 at 3:30 — No Comments
We are launching an exhibition at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery next week, with a Preview taking place on the afternoon Wednesday 23 October. If any members are local to the…Continue
Added by Rachael Moloney on October 20, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments
Cartes-de-visite were the first form of affordable mass-produced photography. These images of families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day were wildly popular during the Victorian era. Queen Victoria herself helped spread the craze by building her own collection. People collected photographs of their families and…
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2019 at 7:39 — No Comments