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August 2016 Blog Posts (9)

London Stereoscopic Company - lecture dates

The London Stereoscopic Company has announced a series of UK lecture dates where Denis Pellerin, Dr Brian May and others will be giving talks on different aspects of stereoscopy. The tour commences in Manchester in September and will conclude in London in November. Further dates may be added .

Thurs 22…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 19, 2016 at 7:07 — No Comments

Research: Ruth Snowman

As part of my ongoing research on the life and work of Josef Breitenbach, I am trying to locate further information on a very significant pupil, Ruth Snowman. Snowman studied with Breitenbach in Paris during 1934, and later in England worked as his agent, placing his work in a variety of British and American publications. (During this time she lived on Acol Road, West Hampstead, NW6) From 1935-1939 she ran her own photographic studio in London, under the trading name of Ruth Antoni.…

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Added by Helen Trompeteler on August 15, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Michael Schaaf

BPH is saddened to report that Michael Schaaf, the photographer and teacher of collodion and other historic process, was found in his camper van in Lacock on 16 July. He had not been in contact with his family for several days and was discovered by a National Trust employee. Schaaf had conducted a five day…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 14, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis

The first-ever comprehensive exhibition to celebrate exclusively the life and work of pioneering British photographer Olive Edis (1876-1955) opens at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday October 8, 2016 and closes…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2016 at 19:51 — 1 Comment

Reunion: Polytechnic of Central London

A reunion will be held for all those photography students who attended the Polytechnic of Central London (Regent Street Poly) between 1960 and 1965.The free reunion will be held on Friday 26th August 2016 from midday onwards at Dolphin Square in London, for full details, please contact Tony Hilton at bundardtony@yahoo.com

Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2016 at 19:41 — No Comments

Job: Project Coordinator - Opening up the Beaford Archive

The Beaford Archive - the work of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins  - is a photographic record of people and community in rural north Devon containing more than 80,000 images covering the 120-year period 1870 to 1990. However, few of these images are currently accessible to the public. 

Beaford Arts has…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 6, 2016 at 18:38 — No Comments

Research: My Big Project (Fixed)

The following is a rough draft describing my latest project, well late, as I have been working on this for quite a few years now. I would appreciate any comments you may have as I eventually, by year's end, to put it on the market. I hope I am not violating any rules here due to this being a commercial project, much the same as a book might be.

I get the sneaking suspicion…

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Added by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS on August 3, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

World’s Largest Collection of Paper Peepshows Acquired for the Nation and Allocated to V&A

The world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of paper peepshows has been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Scheme was introduced by the Government in 2013 as a major…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 2, 2016 at 10:26 — No Comments

The Photographic Collections Network

Arts Council England has announced financial support for a new organisation supporting collections and archives of photography. The Photographic Collections Network will launch to provide research, knowledge exchange, events and advocacy. Its steering group is comprised of Redeye, the Photography Network, the Victoria…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 2, 2016 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

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