Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
This exhibition consists of almost 100 years of photography starting with Clarence Taylor's 1862 work in Nepal and finishing with the great expeditions to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the 1950s. It also introduces the impressive collections from the Society of historic maps, over half million photographs dating from 1850 to the present, rare boos etc.
Added by Michael Wong on August 31, 2012 at 13:18 — No Comments
Ron Callender has published a small illustrated booklet Mr Driffield and Dr Hurter. Their lives & times in pictures. The booklet provides a useful summary of their lives and work. The booklet is available from Ron Callender for £4.50 including postage. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 30, 2012 at 20:29 — No Comments
Fixed term part time contract until 31st March 2013
The ScienceMuseum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Media Space is a major new gallery space development which will house a series of temporary…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 30, 2012 at 11:47 — No Comments
The Media Museum collection consists of over 100,000 objects including an important collection of 19th and 20th century photographs. Classification of these objects consist of early daguerreotypes and salt prints, albums and photographically illustrated books to contemporary colour photographs.
Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has acquired…Continue
Added by Nicholas Couts on August 29, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
The Head Librarian, International Media Museum (IMM), is responsible for providing library and research services for the organization and maintenance of the photographic research library and its collections and establishing a public reference library.
The Head Librarian reports directly to the Museum Director and provides librarian…Continue
Added by Nicholas Couts on August 29, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
Are you an art curator looking to join a cross-discipline team exploring and questioning science, technology and visual media? The Science Museum Group is looking for two motivated individuals with experience of researching, developing and delivering artist-led exhibitions, events and participatory projects for adult audiences. You will be self-motivated and able to work…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments
Don't forget - the next London Photograph Fair is on September 9th - with 40 dealers exhibiting vintage and modern photography, alongside a wide range of photobooks. New exhbitors include Dennis and Erin Waters from the USA (www.finedags.com) and from Israel, Vivienne Silver-Brody (…Continue
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Added by Kath Shawcross on August 26, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
Between 1985 and 1995 the RCA in London was an international centre of excellence for artists working with holography. A forthcoming retrospective exhibition at The Glue Factory in Glasgow is the first to focus on this remarkably creative episode in the history of this relatively new and still developing medium, and a rare opportunity to see some of the groundbreaking work…Continue
Added by Jonathan Ross on August 26, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
The National Portrait Gallery is to allow free downloads and non-commercial use of its images, reports Museums Journal. The change means that more than 53,000 low-resolution images are now available free of charge to non-commercial users through a standard Creative Commons…Continue
Did you know that almost 80 years ago, Scotland's Daily Record was the first newspaper in the world to use colour? This was a ground-breaking achievement that eventually lead the world to colour printing and photography.
Over the next two weeks they will reveal more stunning pictures from their photographic collection – from the iconic to the never before…Continue
We have in our archives a large (10,000+) collection of glass plate negatives which came from the Edwardian photographer David Knights-Whittome. We're beginning work on a project to preserve and make them more widely available. This will be a massive task as some of the plates are broken but worse some are stuck to their original envelopes or image pealing off. As a starting…Continue
Added by Kath Shawcross on August 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
A new 60-minute documentary for ITV1 follows the residents of one East London street as they attempt to turn back the clock and re-enact a street party held for the Coronation to the last detail. Part of the programme recreated Picture Post photographer John Chillingworth's 1953 classic photograph with John using the same models of cameras that he had back in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 23, 2012 at 11:02 — No Comments
Included in the 'Catchers of the Light' - a History of Astrophotography is a chapter on Frederick Scott Archer. As such it represents the first biography of this much neglected pioneer of photography; based on research into contemporary documentary records, which correct many of the errors and inaccuracies found in the usual sources.
Added by Dr. Stefan Hughes on August 20, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments
Special Auction Services is to offer equipment from an archive and library digitisation business which includes an ICAM Guardian book table (see: http://www.icamarchive.co.uk/Gardian1.htm) which originally cost £14,000 and is being offered with an estimate of £1000/1500. The table and other parts are pneumatically…Continue
One of the largest collections of early photographs by a female photographer in Ireland was taken by Jane W. Shackleton from the late 1800s. Jane was married to Joseph F. Shackleton of the famous Shackleton family. She developed a keen interest in photography in the 1880s when her children were young, so her first subjects included family and friends, and the area…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 19, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments
I was always appreciative and fascinated by the Imperial Heritage of Bengal and Calcutta. Amidst all the changes, the city still retains the pristine charm of the Raj era architecture, which are subjects of my deep interest and photographic narratives. Not only as visual documentation, but trying to create artistic compositions to capture the aristocratic ambience and exclusivity of many such buildings and premises, some of which are…Continue
Added by Anirban Mitra on August 19, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
A chance to see some classic holograms and examples of the latest digital and full colour techniques, in the city where holography was invented, at the Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Exhibition runs until 1 September 2012. More details are available here: …Continue
Added by Jonathan Ross on August 18, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
The Scottish Record Society has published D. Richard Torrance's Scottish Studio Photographers to 1914 and workers in the Scottish photographic industry (ISSN 01439448). The two-volume case bound books total some 850 pages. There is a useful introduction to the research in volume 1. The set costs £20 plus postage and can be ordered from: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2012 at 13:59 — No Comments
This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th Century. everything was moving: photography from the 60s and 70s tells a history of photography, through the photography of history. It brings together over 350…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments