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September 2015 Blog Posts (17)

Auction: album connected to Duleep Singh makes £22,400

The Mail onlline has reported that a phootgraph album sold at a C&T Auctions for £22,400. It says: 'An old photo album containing pictures of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire taken by Prince Albert [actually Ernst Becker] has sold for £22,000 after it was originally valued…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2015 at 21:09 — No Comments

Exhibition: Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred

The work of progressive English organisation The Kibbo Kift Kindred (1920-1932) is presented in an archive exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery opening 10 October 2015.

Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred explores…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2015 at 20:47 — No Comments

Job: Senior Curator of Photography

Could you lead a participatory exhibitions, events and learning programme to engage the widest possible audience with Photography? Provide curatorial and research expertise as a key member of the Art Department and deliver broad access to the photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru?

The successful candidate…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2015 at 19:02 — No Comments

Information request: Unidentified Photographer

This photograph has been consigned to the November 13th Photographs sale at Heritage Auctions but I can't get a positive ID on the photographer.  Any leads would be appreciated.

Two Boys, English, late 1850's, albumen print, inscribed in pencil on verso “Possibly Winfield”, 268 x 214mm. Sheet…

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Added by Nigel H. Russell on September 28, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Information request - 2: Unidentified Photographer

This photograph has been consigned to the November 13th Photographs sale at Heritage Auctions but I can't get a positive ID on the photographer.  Possibly O. G. Rejlander?  Any leads would be appreciated.

Portrait of a Young Girl, English, circa 1860, albumen print, 161 x 133mm. Sheet size 460 x…

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Added by Nigel H. Russell on September 28, 2015 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Just published: Victorians in Camera

Victorians in Camera explores the world of nineteenth…

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Added by Robert Pols on September 28, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Henry Peach Robinson commemorated with blue plaque

The Leamington Spa Local History Society and The Royal Photographic Society have commemorated Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901) with a blue plaque at the site of his Leamington Spa studio. The plaque was unveiled by Mayor of Leamington, Councillor Amanda Stevens on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. Robinson…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 26, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Research; A Cameron Mystery

Hello, I am hoping that someone here can shed light on this Julia Margaret Cameron cabinet card , recently acquired.

Beautiful image,

I am trying to identify the sitter and the date. Apparently sold at Swann Galleries, May, 2015, identified as an unknown woman, (possibly Annie Chinery-Cameron), JMC's…

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Added by David McGreevy on September 20, 2015 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

RPS honours photography curators

The Royal Photographic Society has honoured photography curators Els Barents, Maria Morris Hambourg and Roger Hargreaves at its annual Awards ceremony held last week. Els received the Colin Ford Award (seen right) which recognises a major contribution to curatorship. She is the recently retired director…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Imaging the Isle Across: Vintage Photography from Ceylon

The London-based Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the National Museum and Archaeological Survey of India will be presenting the exhibition: Imaging the Isle Across: Vintage Photography from Ceylon (see poster here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2015 at 18:08 — No Comments

Seminars: DMU History of Photography - Autumn 2015

Leicester's Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University has announced its autumn seminar programme. The evening talks are free of charge and open to everyone. The first takes place on 20 October and the full programme is…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2015 at 17:20 — No Comments

Funding: Peter Palmquist fund for historical photographic research

Peter Eric Palmquist was killed by a hit and run driver on January 13, 2003, at the age of 66. He had been a professional photographer for more than 50 years, 28 of them at Humboldt State University. He is considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century. His emphasis was the American West, California, Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in photography worldwide. He published over 60 books and 340 articles. With co-author Thomas Kailbourn, he won…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 14, 2015 at 20:32 — No Comments

Exhibition: Cameras of the United Kingdom

A new exhibition Cameras of the United Kingdom has opened at the JCII Museum, Tokyo. The exhibition includes one of William Henry Fox Talbot's original 'mousetrap' cameras from The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum. This is the first time that any…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 14, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy

The Science Museum has announced a new exhibition of portraits by pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, marking the 200th anniversary of her birth. The exhibition, which will include the only existing print of her iconic portrait Iago, draws from the world’s largest collection of Cameron’s photographs,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2015 at 19:13 — No Comments

Demonstration: The Woodburytype with Peter McCallion

In 1864, Walter Woodbury patented a photo-mechanical printing process which effectively allowed carbon prints to be mass produced. Many consider that this was the definitive process developed to produce permanent photographs.

Peter McCallion is completing his PhD…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2015 at 20:07 — No Comments

Exhibition: Photographic Recipes - Fanny Pickard

A rare opportunity to see the original 1870s album containing experiments by amateur photographer Fanny Pickard which have inspired some 21st century ‘coffee prints’ (on exhibition in Java – ology) Alongside will be 19th century reference works on photography and fine examples of woodburytypes and photogravures,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2015 at 20:03 — No Comments

Walking picture videos

Just to mention that the book about Walking Pictures is nearly complete.  The publisher has posted two short videos about the project on their YouTube channel.

These look at the book (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzBtsgqyPBg), and also…

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Added by Simon Robinson on September 1, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

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