Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Following two inspiring international conferences about the role of Women Photographers, held at Tate Modern in April 2015 and National Gallery of Art in Lithuania in 2017, we are hosting the third conference at Tate Modern, in autumn 2019. Through a mix of call for papers and invited speakers, this public event aims to bring together key voices from across…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2019 at 12:47 — No Comments
Charles Piazzi Smyth, second Astronomer Royal for Scotland (1846-1888), had a career that took him to the Cape of Good Hope, Tenerife and Egypt and encompassed interests spanning mountaintop observation, photography, spectroscopy, meteorology, metrology and pyramidology. He was responsible for developing a time service for Edinburgh, with a time ball on…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2019 at 11:36 — No Comments
Hans P Kraus Jr Fine Photographs will be opening a new exhibition Lacock Abbey. Birthplace of Photography on Paper at his New York gallery on 2. It runs until10 March 2019. The exhibition brings together work from Willam Henry Fox Talbot, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Abelardo Morell and Mike Robinson artists first shown together in the well-received…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments
A major exhibition of photographs depicting the changing face of the Isle of Wight since the 1860s has opened at Dimbola on the Isle of Wight. The photographs, which include countryside and coastal views, shipwrecks, transport and social scenes, are drawn from the collections of Professor Robin McInnes OBE of St Lawrence and Andy Butler of Ventnor. The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2019 at 11:26 — No Comments
Tuesday 26 March 2019, 6-7:30pm
Room 114 (Keynes Library), 46 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Jennifer Tucker, History Department and Science in Society Program, Wesleyan…Continue
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Cambridge University’s Collection of Aerial Photographs, CUCAP, represents a unique, long and proud tradition of aerial survey and interpretation in the British Isles and Europe, started by the pioneering Roman archaeologist JK St Joseph. Much of the imagery is remarkable, of great technical interest (e.g. early colour aerial photography), of high…Continue
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The Photographic Collections Network is seeking a manager. The initial contract will be for 15 months, freelance, part-time, but our intention is to make this a permanent position, subject to funding. The fee is £36,000.
Late in 2018, the PCN had a second grant confirmed from Arts Council England. This allows us to build and strengthen the network, and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
This new book accompanies an exhibition of the same title which opened at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, on 14 February. Researched and written by curator Mattie Boom the book describes and illustrates…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, which fills the role of Japan’s main photographic cultural centre, holds an exhibition every spring focusing on early photographs and this year, 2019, it will present The Origin of Photography: Great Britain exhibition.
Research into methods of photography began in the latter part of the 18th…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
Impact Photos agency and library which formed in the early 1980s has closed. Impact, as co-founder Philippe Achache put it so succinctly is ‘Pactin’…and is now in hundreds of cardboard boxes in a lock up garage in Queens park NW London awaiting collection by the nearly 400 contributing photographers from over the past 40 years.
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2019 at 10:19 — No Comments
FoMu Antwerp is showing an exhibition devoted to the Belgium photobook from 1 March-6 October 2019. Photobooks have been one of the most effective means of expression for photographers since photography began.They remain in circulation, are portable and can be reissued, thus reaching a larger public than an exhibition ever could. To date, hardly any research…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2019 at 9:45 — No Comments
Stephen Furniss will talk about Victorian photography in general, but concentrate on the many Victorian photographers who are buried in Highgate Cemetery. Some of these were instrumental in making photography accessible and hugely
popular. Among those included in the talk will be Antoine Claudet, who was a leading expert in the Daguerrotype process and…
Where can I find more information about 'Watkins & Hill', Opticians from London. I bought a stereo daguerreotype from them, depicting the 1st duke of Wellington. Were they photographers? Or only resellers?
In my current library I can't find much... So I would like to learn more!
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To mark the launch of major project to digitise the Architectural Association Archives' historic lantern slide collection, a distinguished panel of speakers will discuss the resurgence of the analog, the spectre of a digital dark age and the meaning and challenges of photographic seeing within the analog and the digital.…Continue
Added by Edward Bottoms on February 12, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments
The Art Newspaper has reviewed the Don McCullin retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain and has taken the opportunity to look at the position of photography in Britain's principal museum. It says: The Tate show symbolises a shift in photography’s significance in British museums, and not just because the Tate is correcting its historic…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2019 at 18:45 — No Comments
With the introduction of photography in the 19th century, printers no longer had to transfer the image manually onto the printing surface, but were offered the possibility to transfer the image by sensitizing the printing surface and exposing it to light, through a negative or positive depending on the printing technique.
With computer technology,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2019 at 18:32 — No Comments
Why print a photograph in 2019? We are witnessing the historic transformation of photography from tangible objects—prints, plates, and negatives—to code: intangible bits, bytes, and pixels. As the tether between visual culture and the material world is recalibrated every day, a new form of literacy is required to draw meaning from physical media and…Continue
Roddy Simpson, photographer and University of Glasgow honorary research fellow in the school of culture and creative arts has published a blog on Elizabeth Johnston Hall (1822-1901). Hall was one of the most famous photographed Scottish women because of the image of her produced in the mid-1840s by the pioneering Scottish partnership of David Octavius…Continue
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