Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
This enchanting feature documentary explores the life and work of a lost master of American photography. In his 2015 obituary The New York Times declared him 'one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience.' yet most people have never heard of him.
The discovery in 2011 of vintage prints, contact sheets, and negatives…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2019 at 11:45 — No Comments
This talk will investigate structural colourism in the history of photographic processes, emphasised through the invention of colour correction cards in the 1950s. These were used by photography labs to calibrate skin tones, shadows and light during the printing process – favouring lighter skin tones, while leaving darker skin tones looking blurred or…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2019 at 11:33 — No Comments
An exhibition of over 30 vintage photographs from Terence Donovan’s early career will go on display at Huxley-Parlour Gallery from 3-27 July. Donovan (1936-1996) rose to prominence in the 1960s as part of London’s post-war renaissance in art, fashion, graphic design and photography. Terence Donovan: The 1960s will showcase…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
Catherine Troiano has been appointed by the National Trust as Project Curator - National Photography Collections. The position was advertised in March. The role provides oversight of the Trust's…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments
Added by Norman McBeath on June 17, 2019 at 17:05 — No Comments
Since the 1970s, the celebrated artist John Stezaker (b. 1949) has created distinctive collages using found photographs and illustrated ephemera, particularly mid twentieth-century film stills, press and publicity portraits. His minimal, but impactful interventions in these works – cutting out, slicing and splicing images – create uncanny and psychologically…Continue
Added by Constantia Nicolaides on June 17, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) and The University of New Mexico have announced the groundbreaking findings of a two-year study of the plasmonic properties of daguerreotypes. Using atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, together with numerical calculations, the team of scientists from The Met and UNM, in collaboration with Century…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 16, 2019 at 11:11 — No Comments
The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) - Girona city Council (Catalonia) presents a new audiovisual product for a better understanding of the photographic process of developed gelatinobromide. This process was created by Richard Leach Maddox in 1871 and improved by Charles Harper Bennett in 1878. It has been very successful as it is the main…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 16, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
I am researching the life of Angelo Lewis who, before be became a full-time author, was at the Bar from about 1861 to about 1876. Photographs exist of Lewis in later life, but I am trying to find one when he was a practising lawyer. His Inn of Court does not have any such photographs.
Could anyone suggest a resource that I could try?
Added by Peter Brunning on June 14, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments
Coming Soon is the largest museum show of movie “Coming Attraction” Glass Slides & Movie Posters. Included in the exhibition are works from famed British actors such as Charlie…Continue
Added by dwight cleveland on June 10, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments
The exhibition will present, Untitled (Murder Mystery People), some of Sherman’s earliest self-portrait photographs that were made in 1976, the year she graduated from the art department at the State University College at Buffalo, USA. The exhibition will also include the 16mm film, Doll Clothes, (1975) and a selection of works…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 9, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
Photographer Terry O'Neill has been awarded a CBE for 'services to photography' in the Queen's birthday honours list published today. O'Neill joins a select group of photographers to be given the honour, including Don McCullin, Harry Benson and David Bailey.
O'Neill is represented by Iconic Images. See: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 8, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments
One of Roger Fenton’s (right) more popular images from the Crimean War is entitled Council of War held at Lord Raglan’s Head Quarters the Morning of the successful Attack on the Mamelon, Portraits of Lord Raglan, Maréchal Pélissier, and Omar Pacha (below). It was originally shown under this title at an exhibition of Fenton’s Crimean pictures held in…Continue
Added by David Robert Jones on June 6, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments
The Life and Work of William Russell Sedgfield, Pioneer Photographer by Hardwicke Knight was published in New Zealand during 1998 as a two volume limited edition of 200 copies. Does any member of this forum own a copy of this work? I am particularly interested in Sedgfield’s visits to the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth and his…Continue
Autumn 2019 will see a commemoration of the 1844 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in York at which Hill and Adamson Calotyped many of the participants. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the meeting York Philosophical Society, York Museums Trust (YMT) and York Explore (YE – formerly York Central Library) will present…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2019 at 11:09 — No Comments
In 1949, Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Estate donated 1,311 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz to the National Gallery of Art and placed on deposit an additional collection of 331 portraits of O’Keeffe, which were later given to the Gallery in 1980. This collection, known as the Key Set, is an unparalleled selection of Stieglitz’s photographs,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments
Showcasing works from the 19th and 20th centuries, Bloom..away explores the different ways in which photographers have chosen to document plants with their cameras. The exhibition is the first from the Sarah Wheeler Gallery.
Two large format cyanotypes of ferns - the blueprint process used to such good effect by Anna Atkins - will be…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments
Confirmation of date of birth of Frederick Scott Archer. The website for him notes that he was baptised together with his siblings the same day in 1822. This website seems to be updated to 2013.
In case it hasn’t been recorded since, the true date of birth of FSA…Continue
I have just heard that ALAN BARNES, a former friend and colleague from the University of Derby died last week. He was an original thinker and researcher in the history of art and was particularly interested in the history of photography. The funeral is at 12.30 on 10 June at Trent Valley Crematorium near Derby. Can you please pass on this sad news to those you think should know. Thanks.
Pauline Heathcote's Archive of her research notes and letters for her publications is temporarily unavailable. The archive was stored in the attics at Bromley House and has had to be removed and stored off site while the library roof is repaired and the floors strengthened. We expect to reopen early in 2020.
Until then some of Pauline's published…Continue
Added by Eric Butler on May 28, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments