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The Education of the Eye

The education of the eye. History of the Royal Polytechnic Institution 1838-1881.

Brenda Weeden

Cambridge: Granta Editions, 2008.

The Polytechnic Institution in London plays an important part in the early history of photography being the place where Richard Beard established his daguerreotype portrait studio in 1841. This was Europe's first commercial photographic studio. The Institution was one of a number of commercial enterprises presenting science to… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 6, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Awards renamed And/or Awards 2009

The winners of the 2009 And/or Book Awards, the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image, are to be announced on Thursday 23 April 2009. The awards ceremony will take place at the BFI Southbank, London, and is supported by the British Film Institute and Sight & Sound magazine.

Established in 1985, the And/or Book Awards seek to celebrate excellence in photography and moving image publishing. Two separate prizes are given for photography… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 6, 2009 at 7:30 — No Comments

National Media Museum on Flickr

The National Media Museum comes to Flickr™! The museum debuted in The Commons on the photo-sharing website recently, joining other world-renowned institutions in showcasing their collections.

There are some wonderful images on there as a starting point; a major showcase of Peter Henry Emerson's work in the late 19th century, some fascinating images from the first Kodak camera, the No.1, from the 1880s, and some hilarious, bizarre and… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 5, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

Tate Curator of Photography job

London's Tate Gallery is advertising a new curatorial position of Curator (Photography and International Art). The purpose of the job is to work on the acquisition and research of works for the Tate Collection. In addition you will contribute to the photography exhibition programme at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. The closing date for applications is 9 January 2009. The full job description can be seen here:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 5, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

National Media Museum name change

On Dec 1 2006 the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television became National Media Museum. The re-branding was undertaken by Thompson Brand Partners. Thompson has written more about the changes and the rationale behind them here.

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 1, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Historic Photography Uncovered

This exhibition traces the evolution of photography, as a scientific process, as a social record and a medium for artistic expression. The photographic material on display dates from the mid-19th to mid-20th century and shows how the history of photography relates to our own collections and the visual history of Wales.

Discover the story of the Dillwyn Llewelyn family…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 1999 at 12:00 — No Comments

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