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July 2014 Blog Posts (23)

Photohistory XVI programme announced

The Photographic Historical Society has announced the program of papers to be presented at PhotoHistory XVI that will take place in Rochester, New York on 10-12 October 2014. Martin L. Scott, Program Chair of PhotoHistory XVI, made the announcement.

According to Scott, the program committee has selected the following papers for presentation at George Eastman…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2014 at 5:00 — No Comments

For sale: Bristol camera obscura for £1.7 million

If you are looking for a camera obscura you could do no better than buy The Observatory in Bristol which overlooks Brunel's Clifton suspension bridge and Avon gorge. Back on the market at a reduced price the eighteenth century building houses one of the few remaining public camera obscuras. A special covenant relating to the purchase ensures that the camera obscura must…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 6, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Call for papers – ‘Rethinking Early Photography’: 16-17 June 2015, University of Lincoln

Attitudes to photography have undergone a radical shift in recent times. Partly in response to these contemporary changes, historians, curators and photographic practitioners have begun to re-examine older forms of photography: exploring the wide variety of historical technologies and techniques, finding surprising ways in which images were manipulated and determining how an…

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Added by Owen Clayton on July 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

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