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Stephen Fry by Camille Silvy

We visited the exhibition ‘Comedians: From The 1940s To Now’ currently running in Sheffield. The show is presented jointly with the National Portrait Gallery and photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier Bresson, Angus McBean, Patrick Lichfield, Bill Brandt, Cecil Beaton and Trevor Leighton.



There was however an unexpected surprise when looking at the colour portrait of Stephen Fry. This carries the bizarre attribution ‘Stephen Fry, photographer Camille Silvy, format:… Continue

Added by John Bradley on January 23, 2010 at 23:08 — 1 Comment

Jesse Taylor: Exhibition ‘Campden Then and Now’

For the past year, CADHAS (Campden and District Historical & Archaeological Society) has been running an Awards for All project about Jesse Taylor, our local photographer 100 years ago, culminating in an Exhibition of his work next weekend 23/24 January.



We had a ‘eureka moment’ in our research when we found a picture of the town’s Floral Parade in 1896 by Henry Taunt, well-known Oxford photographer, with another photographer in the corner of the frame, and matched it… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2010 at 20:26 — No Comments

NMeM job: Senior Exhibitions and Partnerships Organiser

The National Media Museum presents up to six temporary exhibitions every year. We attract over 700,000 visitors and have ambitious plans to raise our profile further. We have developed a national touring and partnerships strategy that will take our exhibitions to galleries, museums and arts centres across the UK.



Your experience of managing touring exhibitions, brokering relationships and working collaboratively with external partners will be essential to the successful delivery of… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 18, 2010 at 15:13 — No Comments

Photography research prize

Dear colleagues,

Even though this was already advertised internationally, please note the creation of the The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography at Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

All the details, regulations and afflication forms could be found on the website:

http://www.imj.org.il/shpilmanprize

Best,

Nissan N. Perez

Added by Nissan N. Perez on January 17, 2010 at 14:08 — No Comments

Fellowship in the History of Photography

The National Gallery of Canada has put out a call for application for a twelve month fellowship in photographic history. It is open to art historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, conservators, conservation scientists and other professionals in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, who have a graduate degree or equivalent publication history. It is open to international competition and applications should be postmarked no later… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 17, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Tunbridge Wells: H P Robinson print internationally recognised

Staff at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery were surprised and delighted last month when two major art galleries from overseas contacted them about borrowing some of the Museum’s works of art for exhibitions in 2010 and 2011.



Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery was initially approached by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, who were keen to borrow the photograph ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Henry Peach Robinson. The photograph is required for an exhibition called ‘The… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on January 16, 2010 at 14:26 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

This landmark exhibition gives an inside view of how modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been shaped through the lens of their photographers.



From the days when the first Indian-run photographic studios were established in the 19th century, this exhibition tells the story of photography’s development in the subcontinent with over 400 works that have been brought together for the first time. It encompasses social realism and reportage of key political moments in the 1940s,… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 15, 2010 at 20:57 — No Comments

V&A Exhibition: Gothic Architecture and 19th-Century Photography

Westminster, with The Henry VII Chapel and Clock Tower of The Houses of Parliament, Stephen Ayling, about 1869 Drawing on the V&A's rich holdings of 19th-century photographs, this new display examines the relationship that developed between photography and architectural practice in the 19th century and explores how photography facilitated the re-discovery of an idealised past. The display also addresses the role played by photography in the recording of buildings before demolition and its use as a tool for preserving the national architectural heritage.



The display features a… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 10, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

NMeM revamps foyer

The Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports that improvements costing nearly £400,000 to Bradford’s National Media Museum’s foyer should be completed next month. The upgrade includes a new electronic information board, a new box office, a shop and a computer games lounge.



Colin Philpott, director of the museum, said: “We are creating a more effective flow of people. The first thing the majority of new visitors ask is where the toilets are. The new welcome board, as we’re… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 9, 2010 at 11:12 — No Comments

Frederick Hollyer

Hello All,

I would very much appreciate any thoughts about the identification of the people in the Frederick Hollyer platinum print cabinet cards attached.

Thanks,

Meir…

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Added by Meir Berk on January 6, 2010 at 18:10 — 1 Comment

NMeM Bradford: Frederick Evans Exhibition in 2010

After showing at the Getty in Los Angeles from 2 February-6 June 6 2010A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans will be on view at the National Media Museum in Bradford, from 24 September 2010–20 February 2011. The exhibition explores the artist’s images of medieval cathedrals in England and France, rarely seen landscapes of the English countryside, and intimate portraits of Evans’s family and friends.



Through a deep understanding of his subject and a… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 27, 2009 at 18:48 — No Comments

OWL Stereoscope available

The finest Stereoscope to appear in the last 120 years is the claim made for the British-made and designed Owl stereoscope. It was originally produced to accompany Brian May and Elena Vidal's book on the 1850s photographer T. R. Williams A Village Lost and Found. The Owl is now available to purchase separately and in a range of colours. It works well with traditional stereoscards.



Click here to see and read more and purchase:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 20, 2009 at 6:30 — No Comments

Margaret Watkins - The Forgotten Woman

For those fortunate enough to be in Glasgow before 15th January there is a chance for a rare treat - an opportunity to see the photographs of Margaret Watkins. Born in Canada in the late 19th century Watkins was successful both commercially and artistically as well as being highly regarded by her fellow photographers in New York during the Stieglitz/Steichen era. As the images on view show she was not only a fine portraitist but had a fine eye for still life compositions, many of which pre-date… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 9, 2009 at 5:09 — No Comments

Florence Declaration – Recommendations for the Preservation of Analogue Photo Archives

I want to share with all network members this important initiative from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (apologies for cross-posting):



"The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut wishes to generate a greater understanding of the inescapable value of photographs and analogue archives for the future of studies in historic, human and social sciences. Only integration between the analogue format and the digital format can guarantee the… Continue

Added by Nina Lager Vestberg on December 8, 2009 at 12:28 — 3 Comments

Ifor & Joy Thomas Guildford

My husband photographer Jack Tait & I are involved in research concerning the highly acclaimed teachers at Guildford School of Photography in the 1950s. I shall give all details if anyone out there is interested in helping with a project that gives long overdue honour to this pair who were so important in the history of photography teaching in the UK.

Added by rita tait on December 2, 2009 at 17:59 — 2 Comments

Facing Asia conference 2010: call for papers

This is an international two day conference on early photographers and their studio practices in Asia, and cross-cultural exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore the photographic portrait in the first hundred years of the medium in Asia. It intends to promote inter-regional comparative analyses between scholars working in diverse cultural and national contexts. The symposium will not only analyse photographic representations of Asian peoples for the global market, but also… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2009 at 8:15 — No Comments

Job: National Media Museum Development Manager

The National Media Museum in Bradford is committed to raising the national profile and enhancing public perceptions of West Yorkshire as a cultural destination and is seeking a Development Manager to support this,



The National Media Museum, part of the NMSI Museums Group, exists to promote an understanding and appreciation of photography, film, television, radio and the web. The Museum is looking for a skilled Development Manager to lead its fundraising function. The successful… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2009 at 6:52 — No Comments

Unique local photographic archive preserved

Campden & District Historical and Archæological Society has been award an Awards for All grant to bring to life the photographs of Jesse Taylor, the photographer in Chipping Campden from 1896 to 1938. Working in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives, CADHAS is conserving and scanning 1500, mainly half-plate, glass plates depicting of all aspects of life in the town and surrounding villages.



Jesse Taylor was a typical high street photographer taking photographs of… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

RPS Historical Group brochure

A resurgent RPS Historical Group has launched a new brochure outlining the remit of the Group and highlighting its activities and aims, as well as emphasising its close links with the RPS Collection now located at the National Media Museum in Bradford. A pdf version of the brochure can be downloaded by clicking here, and there is more on the Group at:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2009 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Calotype of Indian temple

Hello all,

I wonder whether anyone could help me identify this calotype of an Indian temple?

The handwriting on the verso reminds me of John McCosh's.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Meir

P.S:I thought I should clarify that I am trying to identify the photograper of the calotype.

I know that the temple depicted is the Mandhardevi temple in Wai Taluka in the Satara district in India, where 300 people were killed and 200 injured in a stampede on 25th January… Continue

Added by Meir Berk on November 8, 2009 at 11:10 — 2 Comments

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