Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Centre for the GeoHumanities is pleased to announce that Professor Joan M. Schwartz (Queen's University Canada) will give the third Denis Cosgrove Lecture on the 23rd May 2018. …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 23, 2018 at 6:41 — No Comments
Ever come across Edward Scott? He is listed in the 1861 census as one of the (many) servants in the Hawardens’ London household. His role is listed as “Photographic Attendant.” His age is given as 19 and his birthplace as Ireland.
Any idea who he was? I assume that he would have gone to work (and live) with Hawarden on the recommendation of an associate in the Photographic Society. Perhaps he went on to work in a studio after her death in early 1865.
Another point: I wonder how…Continue
Glass plate negatives are found in many collections in museums, libraries and archives. This half day event is aimed at heritage professionals or anyone with responsibility for these collections, who are looking to undertake projects with these materials for the first time. The event will offer introductions…Continue
Added by Kath Shawcross on April 18, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
Beaford Arts has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out a major conservation and digitisation exercise that will curate and publish online around 10,000 unseen images that together illustrate the late 20th Century social history of rural north Devon. It is seeking a freelance curator for the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 17, 2018 at 20:01 — No Comments
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The first London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia will be shown from 12 April-22 June 2018 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Thomson’s photography of China, Siam (Thailand) and Cambodia was widely praised by his peers and continues to enthuse new…Continue
The Martin Parr Foundation is presenting a programme of events, over the course of two days, celebrating and exploring British photography from the 1970s. The world premier of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay, produced and directed by Grant Scott and Tim…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2018 at 18:44 — No Comments
Autograph is looking for a Full Time Archive Manager to help it undertake a programme of work to catalogue and care for its unique photographic collection as well as assess the potential to achieve accreditation.
The archive contains digital and analogue assets dating from the 1860s to current day and includes…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2018 at 18:34 — No Comments
Cambrdige University Special Collections has six textbooks published between 1910 and 1914. In October 1907 it hired the British artist Alfred Hugh Fisher to journey around the British empire…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments
The final resting place of the photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) who photographed in China and Asia in the 1860s and 1870s has been recently located and is the subject of a project to restore it. Located in Streatham cemetery, south London, the badly eroded headstone has fallen over and is lying flat on the ground…Continue
Restoration has been kept to the minimum needed to make the camera light-proof and usable: all the interventions are reversible. Rather than fit new bellows, leaks have been repaired with removable strips of gaffer tape (inside the bellows) and splits in the dark slides have been repaired with wax…Continue
As part of my research on the photographer Adolf Morath I came across the (German born?) photographer Charlotte Marx who was his assistant during the 1950s and 1960s. According to the archival files she joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1963 and gained her Associate the same year.
Apart from this, I have pratically no information on her life, her education and her work as a photographer. I am thankful for any information on Charlotte Marx or any assistants who worked with Adolf…Continue
Added by Laura Hindelang on April 9, 2018 at 14:46 — No Comments
A major new digitisation programme announced by Royal Collection Trust will transform understanding of Prince Albert's role in national life and his profound influence on Victorian society. The Prince Albert Digitisation Project is supported by Sir Hugh and Lady…Continue
Added by Helen Trompeteler on April 6, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
The Katz International Photography Award (KIPA) is an independent and privately funded non-profit initiative. It was conceived and created in 2018 by Ms. Atalia Katz representing the Katz Family (Israel) whose many of its members engage in creative activity.
Ms. Katz is an active and…Continue
Added by Nissan N. Perez on April 3, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
This portrait (below) shows Captain Alexander Leslie-Melville (1831-57), known as Lord Balgonie. He was the eldest son of the 8th Earl of Leven, a Scottish peer. Lord Balgonie served in the Grenadier Guards during the war, and died only a couple of years after returning to Britain. At the time, his death…Continue
Added by Dr Marcus Bunyan on April 3, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments
Apologies if this has been posted before. I've just come across Harvard Library's high-resolution scanning of all of Virginia Woolf's photo albums, covering her life during the years 1890 to the late 1940s (continued by Leonard after her death in 1941). Many famous faces here, including her mother Julia Jackson…Continue
In a paper titled: For ‘the interchange of thought and experience among photographers’. The role of the photographic society in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments
For the past seven years, photographer Tif Hunter has nursed an interest in ‘tintypes’. These are handmade, one-off images which use a 19th century technique, developed in the early days of photography. First invented in the 1850s, tintypes were particularly popular during the Civil War in late 19th century…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:23 — No Comments
The three- day conference includes presentations from academics, individual researchers and hobbyists alike. Topics to be covered range from…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:16 — No Comments