Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
As the V&A prepares to make the RPS Collection accessible through the V&A study rooms and collections website, we have an exciting opportunity for a cataloguer for the collection. This fixed term position will run until end of March 2018 in the first instance to prepare documentation. The project will…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 17, 2017 at 6:32 — No Comments
This Stereoscopy course is to be run again from today 13th November, for two weeks…Continue
Added by Andrew Hurst on November 13, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
Tim Greyhavens has launched North American Photographic History, modelled on BPH as 'a place where students, academics, scholars, and independent researchers of the history of photography in North America can connect with each other. Here you can reach out to others with your photographic news, announcements, commentaries, inquiries, job notices, and anything else you feel may be of interest to the broader photographic history…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 22:10 — No Comments
BPH is particularly pleased to see that Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Photography Catalogue of the Year is New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century by Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom (Rijiksmuseum/2017). The BPH review of the exhibition was enthusiastic about both the exhibition and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments
To mark the rebranding and renaming of the National Science and Media Museum, this year’s conference will explore…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:28 — No Comments
This autumn, the V&A will explore how trees have been a source of inspiration to photographers all over the world, from the earliest practitioners to the present day. This display features photographs by celebrated artists such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Steiglitz and Agnes Warburg who consistently responded…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments
At a time when individual rights are being contested and those on the fringes of society feel ever more marginalised from mainstream political and social narratives, the exhibition Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, celebrates and explores photography’s enduring relationship…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 8, 2017 at 8:41 — No Comments
Over two-days a series of papers will discuss different aspects of French paper negatives including their history, their production and conservation. French institutions and museums hold impressive collections of negatives, and this conference is a way to look at these objects from several perspectives.
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 8, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments
The life of Robert Hunt FRS (1807-1887), a one-time Falmouth resident who made great contributions to early photography, has been celebrated with the unveiling of a plaque at his former home in Kimberley Park Road.
Robert Hunt was chemist, writer and early photographer, and a blue plaque was officially unveiled…Continue
Professor Nina Lager Vestberg (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will be in the United Kingdom this coming week and will give three seminars. On 6 November at the Photographic History Research Centre in Leicester she will discuss Analogue Ancestors and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments
Centro de la Imagen is pleased to announce the call for speakers for the II Meeting of Photographic Archives “Photographic Assets: A heritage at risk”, that will be held from May 25th to 27th in Lima, Peru.
On 26th and 27th of April…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:28 — No Comments
This exhibition spotlights the work of Clarence White (1871-1925), a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a gifted photographer celebrated for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and outdoor idylls, and an influential teacher and photographic mentor. The first retrospective devoted to the photographer in over…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:18 — No Comments
Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central role…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:12 — No Comments
Royal Collection Trust is embarking on a major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert. The Collection, formed of prints and early photographs, is an indispensable resource for the study of the many works collected and commissioned by Prince Albert.
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2017 at 5:45 — No Comments
Added by John Mead on November 2, 2017 at 10:35 — No Comments
Glass negatives taken by Bernhardt Otto Holtermann in 1875 to capture the beauty of Sydney Harbour - measuring 1.3 meters wide and weigh around 30kg each are listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World. They are held at the State Library of New South Wales.
Here is the full story…Continue
Added by Joanna Sassoon on November 1, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments
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…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…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…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.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments