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September 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Man and Cameraman: George Bernard Shaw photo archive online

The private personas, including an archive of public photos, of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who died 60 years ago in November, has been put online.



Approx. two-thirds of the photographs were taken by the playwright responsible for Major Barbara, Arms and…

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Added by Michael Wong on September 9, 2010 at 4:25 — No Comments

Jacolette: a gallery of Irish snapshot and vernacular photography.

I am a photo-historian and librarian from Dublin, Ireland and my blog features ‘found’ photos from my own personal collection. They are mainly Irish and mostly amateur images – the type of vernacular photographs which seldom find their way into museum collections even though they are a rich visual resource. Most of these photographs were found in charity shops, skips or bought from online auctions and I am interested in the process whereby they have become separated from the families who once… Continue

Added by Orla Fitzpatrick on September 2, 2010 at 23:09 — 1 Comment

Call for papers: "Art Photography and Its Markets" at the Association of Art Historians Conference 2011

The session "Art Photography and Its Markets" will be held at the Annual Conference of the AAH at the University of Warwick, 31 March to 2 April. We invite you to read a complete description of the session topic at:…
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Added by Joanne Lukitsh on September 1, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Camille Silvy Panel Discussion

The National Portrait Gallery has organized a panel discussion on Silvy. It is described in the Gallery's brochure of events around the Silvy exhibition (open until 24 October). However, the date was printed in error as 16 September: the correct date is Thursday 30 September at 19.00. I shall be discussing Silvy's work with the much admired London photographer Tessa Traeger, expert in the use of large format cameras in a 19th century daylight studio, and a frequent photographer of portrait and… Continue

Added by Mark Haworth-Booth on September 1, 2010 at 11:32 — No Comments

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