Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Sotheby's next auction of Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History, will take place in London on 17 November 2015. Viewing will be 12, 13, 15 and 16 November or other times by appointment. The auction includes photographs of Spain, Polar Exploration, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Burma, China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore,…Continue
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This exhibition investigates the significant role played by photography in informing the national consciousness that led to Irish independence, using the 1916 rebellion as…Continue
Birkbeck's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has announced a series of new events and seminars which are open to all. They are free and take place at 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD.
Collecting Our Past: Photographs, History and the Free Public Library 1890-1914
Thursday 19 November 6-7:30
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On the Camera Obscura. The obsession with capturing images is an exhibition curated by Montserrat de Pablo. It exhibition shows the work process followed in a research project carried out by Montserrat de Pablo at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin over the course of 2013-2015.
The idea sprang from her doctoral thesis La…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments
Who is afraid of Women Photographers? 1839-1945 Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie 14 October 2015-24 January 2016. The first of its type in France it pulls together histories of photography that, re-evaluated the contribution women made to the medium's development. It displays the singular and progressive relationship between women and photography, in historical…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2015 at 10:14 — No Comments
Centenary describes two landmark exhibitions supported by The RPS Historical Group, which commemorate the lives and times of two 19th century photographic pioneers. In 1915, the Royal Photographic Society’s Council initiated a surviving three-part tribute to honour the memory of Ferdinand Hurter and Charles Vero Driffield, and which consists of a memorial volume, occasional…Continue
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The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past presents some 200 photographic prints, a number of vintage photographic albums, and memorabilia that utilized formal portraiture of the shah, the exhibition shows how photographers—many of them engaged by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (r. 1848-1896), the longest reigning Shah of the Qajar Dynasty (1785-1925)—…Continue
Added by Mirjam Brusius on October 26, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments
Published by Spanish National Library as a catalogue for the exhibition Mirar la Arquitectura – Fotografia Monumental en el Siglo XIX included in the 2015 Photo España (3 July-4 October 2015) , this book edited by researchers, Delfin Rodriguez Ruiz, Helena Perez Gallardo, and with texts by the two former and Helene Bocard, Inmaculada Aguilar Civera, Carlos…Continue
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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is opening a new exhibition P.H. Emerson: Presented by the Author on 20 November 20, 2015 at 6 pm. The following day there will be a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2015 at 18:45 — No Comments
D. Amélia e a Fotografia. The last 20 years (1890/1910) of Portuguese Monarchy were the subject for a wide number of photographers, ranging from the best known professionals to several members of the Royal Family.
This exhibition collects 130 of those images from the collections of "Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança" and "Palácio Nacional da Ajuda" and will…
Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on October 16, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments
Thames & Hudson has published Lives of the Great Photographers, an original new title profiling thirty-eight celebrated photographers, which traces the evolution of their art in relation to their biography. Intelligently written and researched to the highest standards, this biographical compendium is the work of the photographic historian, Juliet…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2015 at 12:39 — No Comments
The future of the historical archives of Agfa-Gevaert, Mortsel, Belgium, has been secured with their deposition with Antwerp's Fotomuseum (FoMu). The collection includes photos, posters, films and other memorabilia, back to founder Lieven Gevaert, an industrialist who was also important for the history of Flanders. The archive had been kept in Varenthof, a castle next to the…Continue
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Photohistorian Denis Pellerin will share his passion for the ingenious art of stereography in a public talk at the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh. Stereoscopy was a nineteenth century craze with millions of inexpensive stereographs circulating worldwide. The event promises to be engaging and informative, with 3D glasses provided! The talk supports the museum's…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2015 at 7:38 — No Comments
Rochester, N.Y., October 6, 2015 —The George Eastman Museum has today announced its new name and launched a new website at eastman.org. Formerly George Eastman House, the institution encompasses one of the world’s foremost museums of photography and cinema and the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and…Continue
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A century of military photographic images goes on show at Shrewsbuy Museum & Art Gallery from Monday 19 October 2015 until 10 January 2016 in a new exhibition by the Defence School of Photography.As well as marking the centenary of photography by members of the Armed Forces, the exhibition also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the School’s move to RAF Cosford in Shropshire in 1965.
The exhibition will showcase the very best work of photographers from the Army, Navy and Royal Air…Continue
Added by Tim King on October 5, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments
A collection of material relating to H G Ponting including his Emerson medal and correspondence with Buckingham Palace and the Royal Household between 1910 and 1929 is being sold on 3 November at Bonhams, London.
The catalogue footnote reads:
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 4, 2015 at 19:16 — No Comments
This is a fascinating exhibition about the history of London portrayed through Victorian era photographs. The best photographs in the posting are by John Thomson. The composition of these images is exemplary with their eloquent use of light and low depth of field. The seemingly nonchalant but obviously staged positioning of the figures is coupled with superb rendition of…Continue
Added by Dr Marcus Bunyan on October 4, 2015 at 6:30 — No Comments
Dominic Winter's autumn Photography auction comprises 147 lots from 1850s onwards. Highlight of the sale is anticipated to be a series of 76 ballooning magic lantern slides that include 27 aerial photographic views of London (and one of the Eiffel Tower) by balloonist-aerial photographer pioneer Cecil Victor Shadbolt (1859-1892).
Among the aerial photographs is the…Continue
Added by Chris Albury on October 3, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments
The Aperture Digital Archive is a fully searchable online resource containing every issue of Aperture magazine since its founding in 1952. Users will be able to access all 220 issues of the magazine from their desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
“Aperture is a document of great artistic, cultural, and scholarly value,” says Dana Triwush, the publisher, “and the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2015 at 9:43 — No Comments
The Photography Seminar, University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term 2015.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR
Michaelmas Term 2015
Tuesdays (Weeks 1, 3, 5) – 12:30pm - 2pm*
Co-organizers: Mirjam Brusius and Geraldine Johnson
October 13th, 2015 (Tuesday, Week 1) – 12:30pm -- 2pm:
Photography, Exhibitions and the Birth of a Discipline
Anthony Gardner (Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University)
Location: Dept. of History of Art, Littlegate House, St Ebbes
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