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July 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the photographic negative



Made at Lacock Abbey by William Henry Fox Talbot in August 1835, the world’s first photographic negative changed the world. A new exhibition, Celebrating the Negative launching on 3 July at the Fox Talbot Museum will display images by John Loengard, a highly acclaimed American photographer, who travelled the world during the 1990s visiting archives and photographers’ studios to see the original negatives of images that have…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 9, 2010 at 22:02 — 1 Comment

Curiouser and Curiouser: Lifetime and Legacy of Lewis Carroll

From Saturday 10 July to Saturday 9 October, Guildford Borough Council's Heritage Service is celebrating the lifetime and legacy of Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), with an exhibition and events programme dedicated to the 19th century author.

From photography exhibitions and informative talks, to craft workshops and countryside walks, there is something on offer for everyone. Some of…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 22:47 — No Comments

Job: Pitt Rivers Museum: Project Cataloguing Assistant

Project Cataloguing Assistant Grade 3: £17,111 - £19,743

Full time fixed term appointment until 31st August 2011



The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Cataloguing Assistant to work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection as part of a project funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. The post holder will work as part of a team to enhance and extend the Museum’s catalogue of photographs relating to the United Arab… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Seeing the Unseen: Photographs and films by Harold E. Edgerton



Ikon presents Seeing the Unseen, a revisit of the gallery’s 1976 exhibition of high-speed photographs by the pioneering American scientist and photographer Dr Harold E. Edgerton (1906-1990). Forming part of Ikon’s retrospective of the 1970s It Could Happen To You, this presentation takes place in Birmingham’s Pallasades Shopping Centre, in a shop unit just a few doors away from Ikon’s home during that…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 7, 2010 at 21:32 — No Comments

British cameras feature in the Dr Dinesh Parekh collection

If you'd missed out on the recent Lothrop auction, fear not as there is another sale of landmark cameras, including British ones. Carried out by the largest Australian auction house, Leonard Joel, the Dr Dinesh Parekh Camera Collection will be on offer on Sunday 18th July 2010.…



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Added by Michael Wong on July 7, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Photoworks seeks a new Director

Photoworks, the UK’s leading agency for photography is seeking to appoint a new Director following the appointment of David Chandler as Professor of Photography at the University of Plymouth.



The new Director will provide artistic vision, leadership and ambition for the organisation, building on its outstanding achievements of the last decade and taking it forward into a new and exciting period of further development. This post demands exceptional leadership…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 6, 2010 at 5:39 — No Comments

Everlasting Moments: A Paean to Early Photography

Firstly, I can safely assume that everyone who follows BPH has a passion for photography - be it historic or otherwise. So I guess I can be excused for posting this blog which is about a movie. Yes, a movie and it's Swedish too - sorry !

No sex, violence or action of any sort, I'm afraid
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Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 15:41 — No Comments

The Art of Photography: From the Beginnings to Now

Time to redeem myself by posting something British !



You will find details of a short course at the V&A exploring the work of classic photographers including William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Steiglitz, Bill Brandt, Man Ray, Ansel Adams and Cartier-Bresson, as well as contemporary photography from the 1970s onwards by Bechers, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth and Gregory Crewdson at the BPH 'Events' section… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

The Last Muster: Rare 19th-Century Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, CdV

As it was America's Independence Day yesterday, I think I can be forgiven for posting this recently published (non-British!) book which celebrates the history of the American Revolution, the early republic, and those Americans who lived long enough to have their pictures taken at the dawn of photography.



The… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

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