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July 2011 Blog Posts (29)

Job: Web Producer (National Media Museum)

The National Media Museum in Bradford, part of the National Museum of Science and Industry, is looking for a Web Producer to lead the development of its website into a dynamic and world-leading online arena for inspiring involvement in the media.

With a background in either Web Content, Web Design, Web Development, or Web Project Management, you will understand how of all…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2011 at 9:35 — No Comments

Job: Explainer (4 posts available): National Media Museum

The National Media Museum is one of the leading museums in the north of England, receiving over 500,000 visitors a year and we want you to contribute to our ongoing success.

We are expanding our team and looking for extrovert, engaging and entertaining communicators to fill these stimulating roles. With your excellent presentation and performance skills and your keen…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2011 at 9:32 — No Comments

Wittgenstein and Photography

A landmark exhibition, which shows previously unpublished material from the Wittgenstein Archives and examines the role and importance of photography in the Wittgenstein family, and in his philosophical work can be viewed in Cambridge until next week.

Wittgenstein had a great interest in photography. In his writings there are numerous references to photography, which…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 7, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

William McKinney: An early Ulster Photographer

William McKinney was born at Sentry Hill in 1832. Besides being a farmer, McKinney was a man of many interests with an absorbing love of the countryside. This intense interest in his own locality was carried into his hobby of photography which he took up in the 1880's. He photographed not only his family and friends but also everyday life on the farm.…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 6, 2011 at 22:46 — No Comments

NZ museum acquires Tesla Studios' iconic photographs

Mark Lampe, a respected commercial and artistic photographer, established the Tesla photographic studios in Wanganui (New Zealand) in 1908, having managed the Tasma studios in Hokitika after emigrating from Australia to New Zealand. He named the business after Nikolai Tesla, the eminent physicist, after whom a unit of light is called. Trained as an artistic photographer,…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 6, 2011 at 14:23 — No Comments

Olive Edis: When in Norfolk .....

Edis (1876-1955) took up photography in 1900 when she was given her first camera by her sister. She opened her studio in Church Street Sheringham in 1905 and by 1910 her photographs were appearing in national newspapers. She was one of the first women to use the autochrome process, which was invented in France in 1907, and even patented her own autochrome viewer known as a…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2011 at 10:25 — No Comments

Ferrier and Rock

 

Could someone tell me why this photograph shows all these spots? Is it a failure of the photographer to process it correctly? What exactly did the photographer do wrong? Many carte de visites I have by the photographers Ferrier and Rock also show this. They can be seen online here at :…

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Added by Tony Rackstraw on July 2, 2011 at 7:37 — 2 Comments

Auction: Photographic medals

Dix Noonan & Webb, 16 Bolton Street Piccadilly London W1J 8BQ UK, have an auction of medals on 13 July 2011 which includes several groups of photographic medals from various photographic societies. As this is something that might not normally be found by BPH readers a summary of the relevant lots is included below. The auctioneer's website and catalogue, which includes a search feature, can be found here:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 1, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

London in B+W

London in Black & White: A Photographic Celebration - New Exhibition Opens at Tower Bridge. Images from London Metropolitan Archives of life, people and places from the late 1800s to early 1940s. Visitors to the Tower Bridge Exhibition will have the chance to see a collection of rare images from London’s black and white past when a new photographic exhibition opens on Thursday 30 June in the West Walkway. The 60 images sourced from London Metropolitan Archives offer… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 1, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

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