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August 2018 Blog Posts (18)

An Interview with the Photojournalist Larry Herman

Q: How do you define your work?

LH: Definitions are not for me to assign any real value to. I think of myself as a portrait photographer. That is to say, I      photograph people in the context of some aspect of their environment. Sometimes I’ll call myself a social documentarian.   And then, frequently,…

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Added by Phillipa Jane Wielgos on August 28, 2018 at 4:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 / from 9 November 2018

When Roger Fenton arrived in the Crimea in March 1855 to photograph the war that had been raging for 12 months, the major battles of the campaign had already been fought.  And yet, the images that he captured of exhausted troops and desolate landscapes would become some of the most significant…

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Added by Phillipa Jane Wielgos on August 28, 2018 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

Scottish stereoscopy

for all those interested in stereoscopy - please note my new website www.scotlan3d.com - it includes a list of all Scottish stereo-photographers known to me - any additional information gladly received thanks

Added by Peter Blair on August 27, 2018 at 14:29 — No Comments

Milteer appointed Mackinnon Collection curator

Back in May the NLS / NGS advertised for a curator (see BPH here) for the newly acquired £1 million Mackinnon Collection. The newly appointed curator is Blake Milteer who…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Publication: Studies in Photography / Summer 2018

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography has been delivering a remarkable series of events, lectures, articles and scholarly texts on the world of historic and contemporary photography since 1986.

This issue of Studies in Photography contributes to the continuing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 16:37 — No Comments

TV: On Camera: Photographers at the BBC / 29 August 2018

Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers of the last 60 years. From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Catalogue: Victorian Work and Leisure

A recently issued catalogue from the booksellers Quaritch Victorian Work and Leisure includes a number of unusual photographs, stereocards and items of magic lantern interest. 

Click here to download: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Conference: Postcard Journeys: Image, Text, Media / London: 14 September 2018

Organised by Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes and Emily Stevenson, SOAS Anthropology Department, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and the SOAS South Asia…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 12:14 — No Comments

Event: Vivien Leigh 3D / Bath, 13 September 2018

As part of a series of Twilight Talks at Bath's world-renowned fashion  museum Keith Lodwick, Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will share a treasure trove of 3D stereoscopic slides from the Vivien Leigh Archive.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 1815

£10 adults…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Job: Conservation Manager, Paper & Photography

Tate's growing collection of Paper and Photographic artworks presents unique challenges for conservation and preservation, requiring innovative solutions.

You will lead the development of the team, supporting research and enhancing practice in standards of care. You will formulate a preservation strategy for…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Film: Larry Herman Clydeside 1974 - 76

Added by John Farrell on August 24, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Film: Scotlands Far North - Chick Chalmers, Glyn Satterley and Tom Kidd

Added by John Farrell on August 24, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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 -- …

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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

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