Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Over at our Press Photo History project we are on the lookout for footage of Fleet Street photo agencies or newspaper photographic departments.
The Press Photo History project has been researching and publishing memories and images from photo agency, here are a couple -…Continue
Added by Will Carleton on October 31, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments
The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group is holding its annual research day. It will consist of presentations by new and experienced photographic history researchers. presenting results and conclusions from completed projects. Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes. Those wishing to talk about new projects or work in progress will be allocated 10…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 31, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments
The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Into the Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:58 — No Comments
London's Cinema Museum occupies a NHS-owned building, the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington - which housed the child Charlie Chaplin. The premises are now under threat and a petition has been launched to ensure that this important museum, archive and collection can remain in such an important and relevant building. It is important not simply for London, but for Britain…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments
The Royal Collection has over 450,000 photographs . They have been acquired by British monarchs, their consorts and other members of the royal family from 1842 to the present day. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and Prince Albert (1819–61) laid the foundations of the collection, acquiring and commissioning new works from some of the finest early photographers, including Francis…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:45 — No Comments
The Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the Friends of UNESCO, commemorate once more the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with two online proposals:
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:34 — No Comments
The exhibition William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography will be held from February, 5 to April, 9, 2018 at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. As part of this a conference will be held.
The prime objective of the conference is an analytical comprehension of a new phenomenon in the history of photography of the 19th century –…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments
Four Corners announced last year its new archive project, which was made possible by a generous grant of £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The project will explore and document the heritage of film and photographic work of Four Corners and Camerawork that flourished in Bethnal Green, East London from the 1970s.
An extensive public programme will provide…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 17:55 — No Comments
The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) was launched with an opening party on the 20 October attended by photographers, curators, archivists, academics, writers and others from the world of British photography.
The following day…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
Colleagues, Please consider applying for a research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, home of the Gernsheim Collection, the Magnum Photos, Inc. Collection, and several major archives. Search our holdings here: http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/photopublic/index.cfm
Added by Jessica S. McDonald on October 16, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments
On Saturday, 14 October around 30 people came together in the small parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Wendling, to remember the photographer Robert Howlett (1831-1858) who died on 2 December 1858, aged 27 years. A year long project which…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2017 at 7:51 — No Comments
The final Workshop of the Million Pictures project will be held in Exeter, south-west England, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018, with an additional meeting of the research group on the morning of Saturday 13 January.
The project is a collaboration between magic lantern researchers in five institutions in different European countries, examining the uses…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:18 — No Comments
The University of St Andrews has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography. In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments
Explore Your Archive is a campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in the UK and Ireland. The campaign is owned by the sector itself and delivered by a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland). By providing a range of marketing and information…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments
I have acquired a half stereo view, from the series "The Great Eastern in the Stereoscope", showing a scene onboard the great ship, after "The Explosion". One of the funnels is clearly broken in half, and a gent in top hat is observing.
I assumed that this must be Brunel himself, viewing the destruction.
I also assumed that this was one of Robert Howlett's…Continue
As part of the Stills Centre of Photography 40th anniversary events Stills is pleased to present a talk by Brett Rogers OBE, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She will talk about the organisation's history, current priorities and future plans in light of their 50th…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 19:01 — No Comments
The Icon Photographic Materials Group is running an event on Friday 17th November to share knowledge on the conservation of photographs and film, following on from the successful Icon Scotland news and ideas exchange.
Speakers from public institutions, private conservators and students will talk about their dilemmas and solutions over traditional and modern…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 18:50 — No Comments
"It has been called a revolution" reported the magazine Photography in 1907 describing the introduction of the autochrome plate. As the first colour photography process, which was easy to use and could achieve excellent colour results, the autochrome was celebrated as a turning point in the development of photography.
Art photographers, studio…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments
We seek a dynamic and ambitious individual who’ll build on our achievements to date and our distinctive and respected reputation. The new Director will inspire and lead the agile Photoworks team to deliver major…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2017 at 19:01 — No Comments