Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The website for Dimbola, which houses information on the legendary Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, has been totally revamped. It is now a lot more easier to navigate and focus is on upcoming events and exhibitions. Links to social networks like Facebook and Twitter have also been incorporated. You can check out the new look for yourself by clicking on the link…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on September 7, 2011 at 18:44 — No Comments
Three visual arts researchers have each been awarded a fellowship in the history of photography by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) as part of its Research Fellowships Program for the 2011–12 academic year. This program encourages and supports advanced research on the NGC’s collections, including those in the Library and Archives.
Elizabeth Cavaliere holds a…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on September 7, 2011 at 18:42 — No Comments
The New York Historical Society has put together a short video clip showing some of the oldest photographs ever taken of Manhattan. All were shot by photographer Victor Prevost in the 1850s.
You can view them by clicking on the link…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on September 6, 2011 at 22:09 — No Comments
We are looking for a Curator to take responsibility for the BFI National Archive’s collection of posters, designs and museum objects. Working as part of the BFI curatorial team you will be required to document, develop, research and interpret the poster and designs collections, ensuring they are embedded within the cultural programme of the BFI.
You will have a strong…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2011 at 7:22 — No Comments
Which photographers were included? How were the photographs selected? And Why?
The Lives of Great Photographers was a compelling exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum's extensive and diverse Photography Collection, including works from The Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presented a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
From photographs by…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on September 5, 2011 at 21:51 — No Comments
There is a case study of the National Media Museum's on-going marketing campaign by the creative team behind a recent series of posters. The idea was, in the words of the agency behind the campaign: 'Let the objects speak for themselves! By doing this, we were able to communicate the depth and variety on offer at the National Media Museum whilst also bringing out the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 4, 2011 at 18:12 — No Comments
In 1973, photographer Daniel Meadows went on an extraordinary journey, photographing the English as he travelled the country in a double-decker bus. Imagine a young, long-haired hippy with a penchant for Bob Dylan, a sense of adventure and a passion for photography, giving away photographs from his converted double-decker studio.
Meadows was one of an important group of…
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2011 at 8:21 — No Comments
In October 2010 the National Media Museum hosted the 'Niépce in England' Conference where they could announce and share with the photographic, conservation and scientific communities the ground breaking findings which had been discovered during the collaborative research partnership between the National Media Museum (NMeM) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).
The aim of the project is to record the ‘signature’ of every photographic process and the variants throughout the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2011 at 17:16 — No Comments