This publication will be available from November 2009 to coincide with the British Library's major autumn exhibition highlighting photography within the Library.The book, for the first time, brings together a selection of images from the Library's collections. It examines the history, diversity and influence of photography from its invention and early years up to the growth of a popular amateur market in the early twentieth century. Begining with the work of William Henry Fox Talbot… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2009 at 9:30 —
Evelyn George Carey Forth Bridge
| Testo di Michael Gray & Angelo Maggi
Federico Motta Editore | Milano 2009 | 144pp 260 x 290 mm | Duotone | Hardback | Italian & English
Quoting from the text:
"The building of the Forth Bridge was marked and controlled through photography; the official photographer: Evelyn George Carey, a young engineer and personal assistant to the designer, Benjamin Baker worked on the… Continue
Added by michaelg on June 19, 2009 at 0:36 —
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Design: Photography History Specialist (1fte or 0.5fte) at Middlesex University.
Full details available here: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffjobs/docs/ARTS208.pdf
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 17, 2009 at 7:12 —
Although this blog is not intended as a buying/selling forum, BPH members might be interested to learn that a UK bookseller has the following books available. As most of you will be aware these volumes are very useful sources for the period:
British Journal Photographic Almanac
- 1871, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1880 (all paper covers); plus 1892, 1894 (lack covers)
Year Book of Photography
- 1880, 1882, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1891 (all paper covers)
The bookseller… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 13, 2009 at 11:00 —
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is launching its call for the Guest Curator for the 12th presentation of the international biennale of contemporary photography that will take place in September 2011.
Every two years since 1989, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal produces an innovative photography event that serves as a catalyst for artists, other specialists of the image and the general public. This event promotes different tendencies in contemporary photography and creates international… Continue
Added by Gaëlle Morel on June 11, 2009 at 19:00 —
As a result of unfortunate circumstances we've lost our summer intern and are seeking a post graduate level student or recent graduate to work with our team in the Photographic Collection of the University of St Andrews library.
This placement would begin in mid-July and last for 6-8 weeks. Candidates must have training or keen interest in working directly with photographic materials, and have in-depth knowledge of photographic history. The work would… Continue
Added by Marc Boulay on June 5, 2009 at 16:40 —
De Montfort University is pleased to announce the availability of one Wilson Fellowship for its new MA in Photographic History and Practice. The Fellowship offers £5,000 toward the defrayal of tuition and other costs related to the MA, and is open to all students UK, EU and International. To apply for the Wilson Fellowship, please submit a piece of recent writing on photographic history no longer than 10,000 words, in English, to the Admissions Committee. For applications to the MA,… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 27, 2009 at 19:08 —
In a blog entry reporting on a conference dealing with the cultural sector’s use of social media, broadcasting and the web Tristan Roddis
reports on a presentation by Peter Lawther, the Senior Online Marketing Executive at the National Media Museum in Bradford's. Roddis notes...
Lawther outlined the opportunities and pitfalls of publishing photographs on the Flickr Commons. In brief, the upsides were a huge increase in reach and engagement (they even got a contribution… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2009 at 14:26 —
The National Media Museum, Bradford, is looking for an Exhibition Organiser. As an Exhibition Organiser you will manage the development of exhibitions, co-ordinate project teams and other stakeholders to ensure exhibitions are delivered on time, budget and to the highest standard. You will be involved in all aspects of exhibition preparation and delivery, you will co-ordinate all exhibition administration, co-ordinate the development of interpretation strategies and plan and oversee… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 19, 2009 at 8:03 —
The National Media Museum, Bradford, is advertising for one full-time and one part-time context developer to undertake research to a given brief and to be assigned to a project for a defined period to support Exhibition Organisers, Curators or Web Developers. You will undertake picture research and rights clearance and liaise with outside institutions to obtain information. The salary is £18,900.00 per annum (pro rata for part-time).
The National Media Museum is an… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 18, 2009 at 18:43 —
Last night Martin Barnes, senior curator of photography at the V&A, welcomed a range of guests at an informal drinks party in the newly re-opened photography gallery at the museum. Martin thanked supporters and those that had donated prints and money for their continuing interest and reminded those present that the Print Room also offered free access to the museum's photograph collection not on display.
The gallery has been split into two with the far section showcasing… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 16, 2009 at 23:00 —
For more information, please contact Garance Chabert : firstname.lastname@example.org
Politique des images
- Quand une vue d’arbres est presque un crime. Rodtchenko, Vertov, Kalatozov
- When a Photograph of Trees Is Almost like a Crime: Rodchenko, Vertov, Kalatozov
- De part et d’autre de la « garde-barrière.» Les errances techniques dans l’usage de la photogaphie… Continue
Added by Gaëlle Morel on May 16, 2009 at 14:38 —
An influential figure in the study of photographic history during the late 1960s and 1970s Bill Jay died on 10 May 2009. Jay originally worked in Britain before moving to the United States in the mid-1970s. He was a regular writer on photographic history and was responsible for bringing to a wider audience a number of important early photographers including Sir Benjamin Stone, Frances Frith and Paul Martin.
Born in Maidenhead in 1940 Jay received a grammar school education and spent… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 14, 2009 at 11:00 —
reports that Outright Distribution has sold the critically acclaimed BBC2 documentary series Genius of Photography
to National Geographic Channels International (NGCI). Produced by Wall to Wall Television, the series offered a comprehensive history of photography and was originally produced for BBC2 and BBC4. NGCI will air the 6 x 60-minute series in Asia,… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 14, 2009 at 9:30 —
Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, we aim to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.
You’ll support museum activities by providing a range of audio-visual and broadcasting services. This includes producing educational multimedia content in a… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 13, 2009 at 7:19 —
Christie's London is seeking a junior specialist/sale administrator for it's Photographs Department based at King Street. Te successful applicant will:
Handle all Estimate Requests, as well as Catalogue Production and Administration for 2 King St sales a year. Support HOD, Yuka Yamaji, on all aspects of the business and work closely with PA/Admin Support to maintain efficient day-to-day operation of Department.
Key Responsibilities/Tasks (Duties include but are not limited… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 9, 2009 at 7:00 —
In November 2000 Christopher Penn discovered an old letter crumpled up behind the top drawer of his late father’s writing bureau. It led to the discovery of a family – his own – of which he had been unaware and knowledge of his great-grandfather Albert Thomas Watson Penn, who was one of the pioneering photographers of South India. A T W Penn left home in England before he was twelve and had started work as a photographer in the hill station of Ootacamund in the Nilgiri Hills by 1865,… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2009 at 8:30 —
Open Eye Gallery, the north west’s only photography gallery, is preparing to move to brand new premises in the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront after receiving a £100,000 award through Arts Council England and the National Lottery.
The new premises on Mann Island will be constructed to allow Open Eye Gallery the opportunity to offer new gallery and education spaces, as well as giving the public access to the gallery’s extensive print collection. Open Eye Gallery is one of the UK’s… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2009 at 7:30 —
Following the recent award of £11,750 to acquire works by Daniel Meadows and Homer Sykes, Birmingham Central Library has been awarded a further £6000 by The Art Fund, the UK’s leading independent art charity, to purchase 12 prints Anna Fox, one of the UK’s leading photographers. Work of all three photographers was included in the Legacy section of the recent exhibtion Knight of the Camera: The Photographs of Sir Benjamin Stone (2007)
The works to be acquired come from the series Back… Continue
Added by Pete James on May 6, 2009 at 16:09 —
Susan Meiselas: In History
, edited by Kristen Lubben, and Photography and Cinema
by David Campany have won the 2009 And/or Book Awards, the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image. Acclaimed British film director Terence Davies announced the winners during an awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank on Thursday 23 April. Each author received a £5,000 prize cheque from the Krazsna-Krausz Foundation, the charitable organisation… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 24, 2009 at 11:00 —