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September 2018 Blog Posts (31)

Archive: John Vickers theatrical photography / University of Bristol

John Vickers was a theatre photographer of note from the 1930s onwards. A comprehensive archive of documents following Vickers’ career throughout the 1940s and 1950s compliments the London Old Vic collection which is also held at the University of Bristol. Included in the collection are glass plate negatives, prints, framed items,correspondence and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Publication: Without a Trace: Manchester and Salford in the 1960s

Shirley Baker started to photograph the streets of Manchester and Salford in the early 1960s when homes were being demolished and communities were being uprooted. 'Whole streets were disappearing and I hoped to capture some trace of everyday life of the people who lived there. I was particularly interested in the more mundane, even trivial, aspects of life that were…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2018 at 9:50 — No Comments

Website: Portraits One hundred years at the studio (1840-1940)

The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of Girona City Council has created a new web resource focused on the studio portrait. It is a comparative view of this photographic practice with a selection of 10 images for each decade.

See the website here:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2018 at 9:38 — No Comments

Exhibition: Promoting the Pedigree through Photography: Thomas Fall / London, from 12 September 2018

The first exhibition dedicated to leading dog photographer Thomas Fall opens at the Kennel Club Art Gallery on 12 September. The collection, which is the largest historical dog photography archive in the world, will be on display for dog lovers and art enthusiasts alike.



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Publication: The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money / Mike Seaborne

Now home to financial heavyweights and epic skyscapers, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. In the early ’80s Mike Seaborne began documenting the area’s social fabric, taking his camera around the streets and inside remaining working factories and businesses.

These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island on the cusp…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Publication: Scotland in 3D Kickstarter project

Please have a look at my Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publication of a new book on stereoscopy - Scotland in 3D

Your support would be greatly appreciated!…


Added by Peter Blair on September 7, 2018 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Aesthetics, Industry and Innovation in Twentieth Century Photography: The Ilford Archive

I have just been appointed an AHRC Leadership Fellow from September 2018 through to late 2019, for a project centred on the work of Ilford Limited, and also looking at aspects of photographic culture between (roughly) 1914-1945. The grant funds the research but also aims to develop my research leadership skills and capacity, by providing masterclasses and workshops for…


Added by Michelle Henning on September 3, 2018 at 10:00 — 4 Comments

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay: US Premiere

The US Premiere will take place at the University of New Mexico on Saturday 3rd November. Full details…


Added by Grant Scott on September 3, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Website: Polyfoto

A new website explores the history of Polyfoto which began as a chain of high street photography studios in the United Kingdom and is best known for its sheets of multiple-pose images. The website has pull out a call for people's own Polyfoto images. 



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 16:07 — No Comments

British historical women photographers

Rose Teanby's excellent research work looking at early British women photographers continues to grow.  The most recent post is on Lady Emily Payne-Gallwey (sic) who joined the Photographic Society in 1853, it's inaugural year. The other photographers so far in the series are: Mary Ann Boulton, Elizabeth Stockdale WIlkinson, Jessie Mann, Elizabeth Vignoles, Caroline…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Job: Head Curator, National Science+Media Museum, Bradford / closes 16 September 2018

The recent departure of Michael Terwey as Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the National Science and Media Museum has provided an opportunity for the museum to re-thionk itts senior management, with a new role, Head Curator, recently advertised.

Across Science Museum Group, our curatorial team are committed to inspiring futures by sustaining and growing our…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2018 at 10:45 — No Comments

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