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This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading photographer during this period, and Tung Hing.
Early chapters introduce…Continue
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This project took off in Shawbost when a ‘treasure chest of pre-WW1 glass negatives were discovered in the barn of a local lady, now sadly deceased. The negatives are the work of Dr Norman Morrison (1869-1949), who was born and raised in Shawbost. A successful author publishing works on local history, folklore, adder snakes, and…Continue
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An iconic Swansea building where a pioneering scientist took one of the earliest ever photos of the moon will soon be brought back to life. Swansea Council has signed a 25-year lease with the Penllergare Trust for the 19th Century equatorial observatory and laboratory at Penllergare Valley Woods that once formed a local hub for stargazing.
The historic building, also a…Continue
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A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography will be shown at the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, from 4 February-8 June 2014. The exhibition has been curated by Associate Curator, Anne Lyden and the accompanying book includes essays from Sophie Gordon and Jennifer Green-Lewis.
In 1839, just two years after Victoria became queen of Great Britain and…Continue
De Montfort University is pleased to announce the availability of one Wilson Fellowship for its MA in Photographic History and Practice. The Fellowship offers £5,000 toward the defrayal of tuition and other costs related to the MA, and is open to all students UK, EU and International. To…Continue
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In a 2½ hour session today of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee at the Palace of Westminster on the ‘Future of the Science Group’, Ed Vaizey, under-secretary of state for Culture, Communications and Creative Industry and Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group (SMG) both unambiguously stated that Bradford’s National…Continue
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