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July 2013 Blog Posts (28)

Publication: History of Photography in China - third and final volume published

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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Dr Norman Morrison (1869-1949)

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…


Added by Michael Wong on July 10, 2013 at 17:29 — No Comments

Pioneering photographer's observatory and estate to be restored

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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on July 10, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Exhibtion: A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on July 9, 2013 at 9:06 — 1 Comment

The Wilson Fellowship in Photographic History: Call for Applications.

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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2013 at 19:40 — No Comments

Daniel Louis Mundy - New Zealand and Australia

Daniel Louis Mundy was born 4 August 1826 in Devizes, Wiltshire. He came to Australia in 1863 and the following year took over Meluish's studio in Dunedin, New Zealand. From 1869 he devoted himself to landscape photography and this occupied him for the remainder of his life. In 1873 he toured a lantern slide show "Maori Land or Through New Zealand with a Camera" in Australia and submitted a series of views for exhibition in…

Added by Marcel Safier on July 3, 2013 at 11:58 — 2 Comments

National Media Museum: "will not close" - a report from the Select Committee (UPDATED)

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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

NMeM: Vaizey / Blatchford - Museum will not be closed

More shortly... 

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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