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December 2014 Blog Posts (29)

Symposium: The State of Photography - 23 January 2015

T he State of Photography symposium will take place at the Library of Birmingham on 23 January 2015. It will explore, debate and review how photographers and photography practice develops, responds and thrives in the current challenging times. During the Symposium we will hear from the perspective of the photographer,  Artist, curator, festival director, agent…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards / the First Book Award 2015

Media Space is set to host the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2015, a celebration of the very best in photography and moving image publishing from the last year.

At an awards ceremony on 18 May 2015, a £10,000 prize will be split between the winners in the Best Photography Book and Best Moving Image Book categories. The judging panel…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Revelations - Experiments in Photography

Originally planned to be Media Space's opening show in June 2013 Revelations will finally open on 20 March 2015 after the its exhibition programme was reviewed and revised. The ambitious exhibition will show the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art - the first time a British…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Library of Birmingham cuts threat

The Library of Birmingham Europe's largest public library and widely acclaimed for its building and public programmes is threatened as the city council looks to save money as government cuts bite. The library is planning to slash opening hours from 73 to 40 per week, cut staff numbers by 100 and will spend less on books and its activities. The Library will no longer produce…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 11, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Publication: Routledge publishes Photography and Its Origins

Edited by Tanya Sheehan (Colby College, USA) and Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers University, USA), Photography and Its Origins is a collection of 16 original essays published by Routledge. It showcases both prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies, including Jessica McDonald, Hans Rooseboom, Stephen Pinson, Dan Estabrook, Geoffrey Batchen,…

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Added by Tanya Sheehan on December 7, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Alvin Langdon Coburn / 13 December 2014 - 8 February 2015, Madrid

BPH member Pam Roberts has curated a ground-breaking exhibition on A L Coburn. Despite the key role that he occupies in the history of avant-garde photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn (Boston, 1882 - Wales, 1966) remains one of the least known artists of his time. This is principally due to the fact that from 1920 onwards, after he was obliged to leave London…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 6, 2014 at 18:05 — 1 Comment

Workshops: Photograph identification and conservation

West Dean College is running two workshops in 2015 dealing with photograph identification and conservation. Both are led by respected conservator Susie Clark.

Preserving historic photographs will take place on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at the British Library. Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 6, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Meeting and Photographing Picture Post's Bert Hardy

Meeting and Photographing Picture Post's Bert Hardy -- Researched & Written by David Joseph Marcou.

Among my 81 books so far and numerous essays on many subjects I've authored about a half dozen books about Picture Post and Bert Hardy, that magazine's lead-photographer.

My meeting and photographing Bert Hardy in November 1981, around the time of my 31st birthday (just two years after I'd taken…

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Added by David Joseph Marcou on December 6, 2014 at 2:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection

The National Media Museum's new exhibition Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection opened at Media Space last night to great acclaim from the press and those attending the opening reception.

The exhibition of some 200 photographs plus cameras and manuscript material includes photographs and images from 1826 to 2014.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

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