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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 at just £200.
The leather-bound album containing 240…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2015 at 21:09 — No Comments
Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred explores the creative output of the group, whose idealistic ambitions for world peace were rooted in a shared appreciation of nature and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2015 at 20:47 — No Comments
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 will have excellent knowledge of photographs and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2015 at 19:02 — No Comments
Two Boys, English, late 1850's, albumen print, inscribed in pencil on verso “Possibly Winfield”, 268 x 214mm. Sheet size 505 x 343mm. The Winfield in the inscription probably…Continue
Added by Nigel H. Russell on September 28, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments
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 328mm.…Continue
Added by Robert Pols on September 28, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments
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 joined the Photographic Society on 5 March…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 26, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments
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 daughter-in-law.
It does not appear in any size in…Continue
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 of the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
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: India.jpg). The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2015 at 18:08 — No Comments
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 available…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2015 at 17:20 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 14, 2015 at 20:32 — No Comments
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 of the Talbot cameras have been loaned for an overseas exhibition.
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 14, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
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, part of the Science Museum Group’s unparalleled…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2015 at 19:13 — No Comments
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 documenting how he has reprised the process at the University of the West of England’s Fine Print Research…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2015 at 20:07 — No Comments
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, processes used in book and magazine illustration. The technology…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2015 at 20:03 — No Comments
These look at the book (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzBtsgqyPBg), and also at a series of images taken on one spot in Mablethorpe over…Continue
Added by Simon Robinson on September 1, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments