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December 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Henri Le Secq's Camera Purchased

I just purchased noted French pioneering photographer Henri Le Secq's camera.  Here are some of the details.

Henri Le Secq: The Photographer's Camera and Equipment. , 9.44 x 11.81 in. (240 x 300 mm), a wooden camera attributed to the photographer Henri Le Secq and coming from his family with an invoice for it made out to Le Secq.  It is 24 x 30 cm and has vertical and horizontal lifts and swings, a black bellows, and a ground glass with…


Added by Alex Novak on December 3, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Book: The Lost Panoramas: Chicago and the Illinois Valley a Century Ago

In the late 1800s, the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago undertook an impressive engineering project to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. To document this feat, photographers surveyed the river system shooting more than 20,000 photos using six-by-eight-inch glass plate—a process that involved great precision so that multiple images aligned to create one…


Added by Michael Wong on December 3, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

Job: Casual Explainer (National Media Museum)

Explainers educate, entertain and inspire visitors, interpreting and communicating information about the Museum's subject matter in unique, engaging ways.

Skills required: Knowledge of media literacy, and/or aspects of photography, film, television, radio or new media. Good presentation/perfomance skills. Good communication skills, written and oral. Good organisational…


Added by Michael Wong on December 3, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

John Myers and the 1970s

An interview with John Myers, discussing his photography practice from the 1970s and the current Middle England exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham - with thanks to Pete James for the information.

John Myers - Middle England from Ikon Gallery on…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2011 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Exhibition: Roger Fenton & Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British Photographs from the Royal Collection

Photographs by two of Britain’s most accomplished photographers of the nineteenth century: Roger Fenton (1819-69) and Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79) are on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, from 15 December to 1 April 2012. Some were commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, others purchased directly from the photographer. …


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2011 at 16:48 — No Comments

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