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October 2018 Blog Posts (13)

Symposium: Anna Atkins / New York: 3 November 2018

On 3 November 2018 New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Celeste Auditorium, hosts the first international symposium dedicated to the pioneering photography of Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Scholars in the fields of photography, conservation,…

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Added by Rose Teanby on October 21, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

Blog: Conserving Talbot’s ‘The Pencil of Nature’ for display

Lauren Ashley-Irvine, Conservator of Photographs and Paper, at the Victoria and Albert Museum has published a blog describing how one of the fascicles from Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844) was conserved and prepared for exhibition in the museum's new photography galleries. The publication…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 20, 2018 at 13:42 — No Comments

Daily Mirror Photographers and the Great War

As the 100th anniversary of the Armistice is looming I am asking for help to contact any living relatives of former Daily Mirror photographers who served in WW1 or worked for the paper in the UK during the conflict. 

I am particular interested in Bernard, Thomas and Horace Grant  who had all covered conflicts…

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Added by John Mead on October 17, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Publication: Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in London from May to Ocbober of 1851, was the genesis of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Published to accompany the opening of the V&A Photography Centre, this book makes extensive use of the V&A collections and archival material related…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2018 at 7:27 — No Comments

Archive: Boots the Chemist

Boots Archive are delighted to announce the second phase release of the online catalogue of the Walgreens Boots Alliance archive collections. This digital resource, which launched in 2017 has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, through their Research Resources programme. The archive includes phootgraphy and material…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:49 — No Comments

Event: John Thomson: pioneer of travel photography / London, 15 October 2018

In this lecture Deborah Ireland explores how the Royal Geographic Society's first instructor in photography, John Thompson, applied images to the science of geography, to guide and influence a new generation of travellers. Thomson had a career as a photographer in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:40 — No Comments

V&A Photography Centre opened to the public today

The first day open to the public was a busy one for the V&A Museum's new Photography Centre as the pictures here show. Phase one of the Photography Centre more than doubles the space dedicated to photography at the V&A, spanning four new galleries. It opens with the major display Collecting…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Workshop: Van Dyke Brown Workshop / London: 30 October + 24 November 2018

Make exquisite rich brown images using this 19th century print technique.  Lead by photographic artist Catriona Gray who specialises in alternative processes, this short, three-hour workshop,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:08 — No Comments

Auction: Cottingley Fairies image realises £15,000+BP

An image of Alice and the Fairies taken in 1917 by Elsie Wright, and one of the hoax photographs known as the Cottingley Fairies sold for £15,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium) at Dominic Winter auctions on 4 October. 

First in the series of five Cottingley Fairies photographs, a hoax…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:04 — No Comments

Cavendish and Monde Laboratoires.

Colleagues and friends who will have seen David Haynes notification drawing attention to the new addition of historical photographic images to the Cambridge digital Library, might be unaware of the threat hanging over the Cavendish and Monde Laboratories where scientific research and experiments took place over a…
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Added by michaelg on October 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Brian Griffin - POP

The sixth 'Photography on Screen' work by Street Level Photoworks for Regional Screen Scotland.

Added by John Farrell on October 7, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Auction report: Alfred Swaine Taylor archive / 5 October 2018

Yesterday saw the dispersal of the Alfred Swaine Taylor family collection and archive at Lacy Scott & Knight auction house in Bury St Edmunds. BPH reported on the auction back in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Publication: 'On a Hill Road' is now published

The book is a 'Now and Then' book which explores the 3D stereo archive of keen Scottish amateur photographer Andrew Milne who travelled Scotland with his Stereo Victo camera between 1902 and 1905.  Although an amateur, Andrew's image stand up well against many of the commercial images of Scotland made by more…

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Added by Ian Wallace on October 1, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

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