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May 2017 Blog Posts (26)

PhD Studentship: What can a woman do with a camera? Women and the practice of studio portraiture, 1890s–1960s

This project aims to explore the rich history of studio portraiture practiced by women in the UK from the 1890s to the 1960s. In 1890 it is claimed that only one woman ran a leading London West End photography business. By 1911 the number of women employed in the photographic industry had reached over five thousand, offering women newfound independence through the profession…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2017 at 20:59 — No Comments

Seminars: The Photography Seminar / Oxford / May-June 2017

The University of Oxford's History of Art department is sponsoring The Photography Seminar with a series of meetings beginning on Tuesday, May 9.  The talks start at 1pm in St Luke’s Chapel by the Radcliffe Humanities building on Woodstock Road on May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30. The final seminar on June 6 will take place in the Department of History of Art. The convenors…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Archive digitisation - volunteers sought

Hackney Archives is looking for enthusiastic and hard working individuals who are passionate about heritage to assist us with digitising a large photographic collection so that it can be made publically available.

It holds a collection of 150,000 negatives captured between 1952 and 1979 by Gibson's photography studio (formerly situated on Lower Clapton…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 4, 2017 at 6:55 — No Comments

Vanley Burke photographs join permanent collection of Birmingham Museums Trust

Described as the “greatest photographic document of Caribbean people in post-war Britain ”, the collection of 100 black and white photographs chronicling 40 years of Caribbean heritage in Birmingham by Vanley Burke, known as ‘Rivers of Birminam’, have secured a permanent home in the city, thanks to the Collecting Birmingham initiative.

The photographs are by far the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 3, 2017 at 18:54 — No Comments

Annan Lecture: Zelda Cheatle / 25 May 2017

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography is presenting Zelda Cheatle as its 2017 Annan lecturer. Zelda has had a close association with Scotland and Scottish photography for many years and will talk about her experience of photography here from the early 1980s onwards, at a time when she ran the Print Room of The Photographers’ Gallery. She will go on to talk about…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 3, 2017 at 18:50 — No Comments

London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, The Tattoo

I have finally pulled the trigger, and gotten my first tattoo. This logo has been a favorite of mine for years, Finally found the tattoo artist who could handle the details. I think that photographer's CDV back marks are so intrinsically related to early sailor tattoos,  Happy with mine.…


Added by David McGreevy on May 1, 2017 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

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