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Publication: The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money / Mike Seaborne

Now home to financial heavyweights and epic skyscapers, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. In the early ’80s Mike Seaborne began documenting the area’s social fabric, taking his camera around the streets and inside remaining working factories and businesses.

These…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Publication: Scotland in 3D Kickstarter project

Please have a look at my Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publication of a new book on stereoscopy - Scotland in 3D

Your support would be greatly appreciated!…

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Added by Peter Blair on September 7, 2018 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Aesthetics, Industry and Innovation in Twentieth Century Photography: The Ilford Archive

I have just been appointed an AHRC Leadership Fellow from September 2018 through to late 2019, for a project centred on the work of Ilford Limited, and also looking at aspects of photographic culture between (roughly) 1914-1945. The grant funds the research but also aims to develop my research leadership skills and…

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Added by Michelle Henning on September 3, 2018 at 10:00 — 4 Comments

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay: US Premiere

The US Premiere will take place at the University of New Mexico on Saturday 3rd November. Full details…

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Added by Grant Scott on September 3, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Website: Polyfoto

A new website explores the history of Polyfoto which began as a chain of high street photography studios in the United Kingdom and is best known for its sheets of multiple-pose images. The website has pull out a call for people's own Polyfoto images. 

See:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 16:07 — No Comments

British historical women photographers

Rose Teanby's excellent research work looking at early British women photographers continues to grow.  The most recent post is on Lady Emily Payne-Gallwey (sic) who joined the Photographic Society in 1853, it's inaugural year. The other photographers so far in the series are: Mary Ann Boulton, Elizabeth…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Job: Head Curator, National Science+Media Museum, Bradford / closes 16 September 2018

The recent departure of Michael Terwey as Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the National Science and Media Museum has provided an opportunity for the museum to re-thionk itts senior management, with a new role, Head Curator, recently advertised.

Across Science Museum Group, our…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 10:45 — No Comments

An Interview with the Photojournalist Larry Herman

Q: How do you define your work?

LH: Definitions are not for me to assign any real value to. I think of myself as a portrait photographer. That is to say, I      photograph people in the context of some aspect of their environment. Sometimes I’ll call myself a social documentarian.   And then, frequently,…

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Added by Phillipa Jane Wielgos on August 28, 2018 at 4:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 / from 9 November 2018

When Roger Fenton arrived in the Crimea in March 1855 to photograph the war that had been raging for 12 months, the major battles of the campaign had already been fought.  And yet, the images that he captured of exhausted troops and desolate landscapes would become some of the most significant…

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Added by Phillipa Jane Wielgos on August 28, 2018 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

Scottish stereoscopy

for all those interested in stereoscopy - please note my new website www.scotlan3d.com - it includes a list of all Scottish stereo-photographers known to me - any additional information gladly received thanks

Added by Peter Blair on August 27, 2018 at 14:29 — No Comments

Milteer appointed Mackinnon Collection curator

Back in May the NLS / NGS advertised for a curator (see BPH here) for the newly acquired £1 million Mackinnon Collection. The newly appointed curator is Blake Milteer who…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Publication: Studies in Photography / Summer 2018

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography has been delivering a remarkable series of events, lectures, articles and scholarly texts on the world of historic and contemporary photography since 1986.

This issue of Studies in Photography contributes to the continuing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 16:37 — No Comments

TV: On Camera: Photographers at the BBC / 29 August 2018

Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers of the last 60 years. From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Catalogue: Victorian Work and Leisure

A recently issued catalogue from the booksellers Quaritch Victorian Work and Leisure includes a number of unusual photographs, stereocards and items of magic lantern interest. 

Click here to download: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Conference: Postcard Journeys: Image, Text, Media / London: 14 September 2018

Organised by Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes and Emily Stevenson, SOAS Anthropology Department, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and the SOAS South Asia…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 12:14 — No Comments

Event: Vivien Leigh 3D / Bath, 13 September 2018

As part of a series of Twilight Talks at Bath's world-renowned fashion  museum Keith Lodwick, Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will share a treasure trove of 3D stereoscopic slides from the Vivien Leigh Archive.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 1815

£10 adults…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Job: Conservation Manager, Paper & Photography

Tate's growing collection of Paper and Photographic artworks presents unique challenges for conservation and preservation, requiring innovative solutions.

You will lead the development of the team, supporting research and enhancing practice in standards of care. You will formulate a preservation strategy for…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Film: Larry Herman Clydeside 1974 - 76

Added by John Farrell on August 24, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Film: Scotlands Far North - Chick Chalmers, Glyn Satterley and Tom Kidd

Added by John Farrell on August 24, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins / New York, from 19 October 2018

The New York Public Library which holds a copy at Anna Atkins' British Algae is hold an an exhibition devoted to her from 19 October 2018-17 February 2019.  Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a fertile…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2018 at 19:12 — No Comments

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