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April 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Job: Curator of Photographs, Orientalist Museum, Doha

Orientalist Museum in Doha has an opportunity for a curator of photography collection with several years experience to undertake the management of the museum collection.

Successful candidates will be required to manage the photography collection including, but not limited to, attention to proper storage and conservation needs and to research of the collection,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 10, 2013 at 5:30 — No Comments

The World’s Oldest Photography Museum Goes Digital

George Eastman House recently announced it is adding high-resolution photographs to the Google Art Project, offering yet another platform to share its unparalleled collections. Eastman House, the world’s oldest museum of photography, is the first museum of photography to be selected…


Added by Michael Wong on April 9, 2013 at 22:56 — No Comments

Biennale of Research by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre

Moose on the Loose is a Biennale of Research organized by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre.

The Biennale celebrates research into photography at the University of the Arts, London. It opens on May 2 with the exhibitions A Model War and Closer. Highlights include Community Matters: Photography Collectives of the…


Added by val williams on April 6, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Upcoming auction in Spain

Some of you may be interested in this photo auction, taking place on April 25th in Barcelona.…


Added by Rachel Bullough on April 6, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Event: A day of reconstructions and demonstrations

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical group is presentating a day of reconstructions and demonstrations on 7 July in Bath...Roger Smith, a member of the Scientific Instrument Society has made a facsimile of the Wolcott and Johnson mirror camera, following as closely as possible the patent filed by Richard Beard.  David…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 5, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Niépce conference proceedings available

The proceedings of a conference that examined three plates from The Royal Photographic Society’s Collection by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce dating from c1826-27 have been published. The investigation by the National Media Museum and Getty Conservation Institute re-wrote photographic history and revealed a hitherto unknown photographic process.

In October 2010 the National…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 5, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Workshop: London Gelatin Dry Plate with Jonathan Stead

I will be doing a two day silver gelatin dry plate workshop from Double Negative Darkroom on the 27/28 April. This two day workshop will cover all aspects of the contemporary Silver Gelatin Dry Plate technique - both glass plate negatives and Ambrotypes.

I have spent the last few years…


Added by Jonathan Stead on April 4, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882

Noel Chanan’s latest hardcover, The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882, is an in-depth, richly illustrated and forensically researched hardcover book. Llewelyn was married to a cousin of William Henry Fox Talbot, the British inventor of photography, and consequently became an inspired pioneer of photography from the 1850s.…


Added by Janine P Freeston on April 3, 2013 at 19:19 — 1 Comment

SEAS Photography website goes live

SEAS Photography website is now chugging along...some 20000+ images to add... and some glitches to iron out. But if you've time do have a browse... SEAS Photography 

The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS Photography) was first established in 2012 with assistance from a Heritage Lottery…


Added by Karen Shepherdson on April 3, 2013 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Director, Ryerson Image Center

Here is a singular opportunity to expand the vision of an important, multi-faceted centre that is not only a major gallery, but also an academic force in the world of photographic arts: a growing collection and an exhibition space that has inspired the creation of groundbreaking new works, publications and touring exhibitions. Since its opening in September 2012, more than…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2013 at 20:15 — No Comments

Playing footsie the Victorian way .....

A chance find in a Brighton antiques shop in April 2012 may bring its owner in excess of £500,000 as Martin Philips has decided to part with his cardboard boxes of old photographs. Museums and private collectors have expressed an interest with his collection of Choate’s work and all three hundred original prints, plus some surviving glass negatives when they are sold at…


Added by Michael Wong on April 1, 2013 at 13:41 — 5 Comments

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