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Exhibition: In to the Light: Photography and Abstract Art / Tate, from 2 May 2018

The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Into the Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:58 — No Comments

Petition: Save London's Cinema Museum

London's Cinema Museum occupies a NHS-owned building, the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington -  which housed the child Charlie Chaplin. The premises are now under threat and a petition has been launched to ensure that this important museum, archive and collection can remain in such an important and relevant building.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments

Black and Asian History in Victorian photographs

The Royal Collection has over 450,000 photographs . They have been acquired by British monarchs, their consorts and other members of the royal family from 1842 to the present day. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and Prince Albert (1819–61) laid the foundations of the collection, acquiring and commissioning new…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:45 — No Comments

Girona celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the Friends of UNESCO, commemorate once more the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with two online proposals:

  1. CRDI presents a new audiovisual product, created using 3D…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:34 — No Comments

cfp: William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography / 21-22 March 2018, Russia

The exhibition William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography will be held from February, 5 to April, 9, 2018 at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. As part of this a conference will be held.

The prime objective of the conference is an analytical comprehension of a new phenomenon in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Four Corners and Camerawork archive project supported by HLF

Four Corners announced last year its new archive project, which was made possible by a generous grant of £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The project will explore and document the heritage of film and photographic work of Four Corners and Camerawork that flourished…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 17:55 — No Comments

Martin Parr Foundation launch and symposium report

The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) was launched with an opening party on the 20 October attended by photographers, curators, archivists, academics, writers and others from the world of British photography.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center

Colleagues, Please consider applying for a research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, home of the Gernsheim Collection, the Magnum Photos, Inc. Collection, and several major archives. Search our holdings here: …

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Added by Jessica S. McDonald on October 16, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Robert Howlett remembered

On Saturday, 14 October around 30 people came together in the small parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Wendling, to remember the photographer Robert Howlett (1831-1858) who died on 2 December 1858, aged 27 years. A…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2017 at 7:51 — No Comments

Workshop: A Million Pictures / 11 and 12 January 2018

The final Workshop of the Million Pictures project will be held in Exeter, south-west England, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018, with an additional meeting of the research group on the morning of Saturday 13 January.

The project is a collaboration between magic lantern researchers in five…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research at the Humboldt Area Foundation has awarded 35 grants since its inception in 2005.  A website …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:18 — No Comments

Call: Visiting scholarship scheme 2018

The University of St Andrews has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation.  The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography.  In…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

Explore your Archive / 18-26 November launch week

Explore Your Archive is a campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in the UK and Ireland. The campaign is owned by the sector itself and delivered by a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK &…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Question:Brunel, Robert Howlett, and the Great Eastern Explosion.

I have acquired a half stereo view, from the series "The Great Eastern in the Stereoscope", showing a scene onboard the great ship, after "The Explosion".  One of the funnels is clearly broken in half, and a gent in top hat is observing.

I assumed that this must be Brunel himself, viewing the…

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Added by David McGreevy on October 11, 2017 at 23:30 — 2 Comments

Event: Brett Rogers OBE / 23 November

As part of the Stills Centre of Photography 40th anniversary events  Stills is pleased to present a talk by Brett Rogers OBE, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She will talk about the organisation's history, current…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 19:01 — No Comments

Event: Photo Conservation: Round Table Discussion / 17 November

The Icon Photographic Materials Group is running an event on Friday 17th November to share knowledge on the conservation of photographs and film, following on from the successful Icon Scotland news and ideas exchange.

Speakers from public institutions, private conservators and students will talk about their…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 18:50 — No Comments

Publication: The Autochrome in Great Britain

"It has been called a revolution" reported the magazine Photography in 1907 describing the introduction of the autochrome plate. As the first colour photography process, which was easy to use and could achieve excellent colour results, the autochrome was celebrated as a turning point in the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Job: Director, Photoworks

Photoworks seeks to appoint a new Director to succeed current Director,  Celia Davies, after eight successful years with the organisation.

We seek a dynamic and ambitious individual who’ll build on our achievements to date and our distinctive and respected reputation. The new Director will…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2017 at 19:01 — No Comments

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, London

History and Theory of Photography Research Centre. All events free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.

24 October 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

Keynes Library (room 114)

Dr. AnnaLea Tunesi (independent scholar)

Art Dealing, Taste and Politics: Photographs…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2017 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Senior Curator, Photographs

The J. Paul Getty Museum invites applications to the position of Senior Curator, Photographs. The Senior Curator oversees the Museum’s renowned collection of nearly 150,000 photographs representing the history of the medium from its inception to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2017 at 18:22 — No Comments

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