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August 2018 Blog Posts (6)

Exhibition: Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins / New York, from 19 October 2018

The New York Public Library which holds a copy at Anna Atkins' British Algae is hold an an exhibition devoted to her from 19 October 2018-17 February 2019.  Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a fertile…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2018 at 19:12 — No Comments

Blog: Researching the Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society has a long and distinguished history back to 1853. For much of its existence it has been the place where matters affecting photography’s technical development and its position as an artistic medium were debated and reported on. Its publications and membership are a key resource for…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2018 at 19:05 — No Comments

'G. W. Wilson Stereoscopic Views' book casing.

We collectors of Mr. Wilson have much to celebrate this year with Professor Roger Taylor's just released new GW Wilson edition. Personally, my new acquisition of an album in the form of a book,containing 16 GWW views -- plus one other related to GWW's stereoscopic views -- …


Added by Edward McCann on August 15, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

Enquiry: Where in the World?

Can anyone help in locating where the image below was taken? It was found in a suitcase stuffed full of 5x3 film negatives, which was transferred to the Reach Central Archive, Watford at the end of 2017 when we moved the Surrey Advertiser Archive. From other negatives found in the suitcase we…


Added by John Mead on August 9, 2018 at 9:30 — 11 Comments

Photo reference library for sale

I am selling a large part of my photography reference library: Over 450 books and many more catalogues. Most titles are viewable on this attached xl spreadsheet doc  photo books xl document, giving author, title, size and indication of what it covers - there will be more items than appears on this list, journals,…


Added by Pierre Spake on August 6, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Seminar. From illustration to evidence in native title: the potential of photographs / 12 September

By working with photographs from the collections of museums and libraries, Michael Aird is testing whether historical photographs can become substantial evidence of Australian Aboriginal connections with land and place. He is studying images and combines archival research to contextualize how photographs can serve as more than illustrations, but they can also demonstrate historical continuities and change as well as connections to country over time. Who are the people featured in…


Added by Joanna Sassoon on August 6, 2018 at 1:00 — No Comments

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