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May 2014 Blog Posts (23)

Exhibition: Horst: Photographer of Style

This autumn the V&A will present the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers. In a career that spanned six decades, Horst photographed the exquisite creations of couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in 1930s Paris, and helped to launch the careers of many models. In New York a decade…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 2, 2014 at 6:49 — No Comments

The First Hundred Years by British Pathe

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to…

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Added by Michael Wong on May 1, 2014 at 22:03 — No Comments

Award: McKernan's study of Charles Urban wins 2014 KK Award

Luke McKernan's historical study of Charles Urban has won the best moving image book at the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards which were announced last night. The winner of the best photography book was Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer. 

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards are a partner of the Sony World Photography Awards and the two books share the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 1, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

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