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The ‘Jubilee’ Collection amassed by one of the first specialist antique photographica dealers and collectors in London, the late Beryl Vosburgh will go under the hammer at Special Auction Services in Newbury on Thursday, 3 May and is expected to realise in excess of £30,000.
The auction comprises items from…Continue
In a statement, yesterday, he said: "Today was my last day at the National Portrait Gallery. I will continue to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 30, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments
I grew up on a farm for the first thirteen years of my life. I played in the fields and forests of England, and wandered the cart paths with my brother. I saw him for the first time in thirty years last August, after the passing of my father. We went back and walked those very…Continue
The news of the death of Peter James from organ failure which has just been announced has shocked and saddened the world of photographic history. Photography has lost one of its most active and accomplished historians and a wider champion for photography. In a community which is not a large one Pete was a giant and the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2018 at 8:23 — No Comments
IC Visual Lab is holding a symposium, ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives, which takes place at the Arnolfini, Bristol, on 5 May. This one-day symposium explores the many ways archives are activated within the arts…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2018 at 8:11 — No Comments
Hit the North celebrates northern photography across five decades. From incisive studio portraiture to grand rural vistas to quiet urban details, photographs will fill Manchester Central Library’s first-floor exhibition space. The show…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 25, 2018 at 9:54 — No Comments
The date for Photographic 2018 is closing fast, as usual it will take place at the regular venue The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB on the 20 May 2018. Public entry is from 10am-4.00pm and admission is £5 on the door. This year there will be…Continue
Added by Nigel Richards on March 23, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
New national histories of photography are appearing. Some are recuperative, supplementing the canon with missing or underestimated figures. Others are methodological retellings, refreshing the canon with new historiographical perspectives. Some are bent on justice, adapting postcolonial, decolonizing, or…Continue
Added by Patrizia Di Bello on March 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments
This exhibition showcases materials from the archive of Jo Spence, British photographer, writer, educator and self-described ‘cultural sniper’. Focusing on Spence’s radical practices, it displays a range of items that provides insight into Spence’s collaborative work process. They highlight the…Continue
Added by Patrizia Di Bello on March 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments
Just alerting people to the recent publication of "Snips & snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists" by Noel Tozer which looks at the Frith siblings - Frederick, Henry and Letitia - Australian (and New Zealand, in the case of Henry) photographers, and their earlier lives as silhouettists and artists.
The book is available through Amazon and selected museum bookshops.
I am seeking information about this albumen portrait. I believe this is Richard Chenevix Trench 1836-1861, one of the many children of Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish poet and Anglican Archbishop. The son tragically died at age 25. My main interest is the photographer. Does any member recognize a style or size that…Continue
The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council and the Association of Archivists of Catalonia, are calling the 15th Image and Research International Conference, which will be held in the …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 17, 2018 at 8:25 — No Comments
Art photography collections are held at regional museums, libraries and archives across the country but often without specialist curatorial expertise and, subsequently, many photography collections tend to be 'dormant' and inaccessible to experts and audiences, and curators responsible for photography…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2018 at 19:20 — No Comments
The National Library of Scotland is undertaking the first major survey of its extensive photographic collections, to establish the breadth, depth and quality of the photographs. In this talk, Photographic Collections Curator Blake Milteer will provide insight into the survey project's goals,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2018 at 19:14 — No Comments
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2018 at 19:07 — No Comments
Working with one of the largest, richest and most diverse research collections, you will use your specialist knowledge of South Asian art history and archaeology to carry out cataloguing and collection management projects relating to prints, drawings and photographs and associated…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments
Over the past six weeks we at Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid…Continue
This workshop will explore medical, social, and cultural meanings of the eye and vision in contemporary and historical perspective. Included is a paper from Colin Harding titled: Repairing War’s Ravages: Horace Nicholls’ photographs of prosthetic masks.
Registration is free.
For more information see:…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2018 at 4:14 — No Comments
The Women's History Network West Midlands is presenting a symposium on the Voice of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath on 13-14 April 2018 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley. Included is a paper by Colin Harding titled Shooting the Messengers: Horace Nicholls’ photographs…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2018 at 4:09 — No Comments
In celebration of International Women's Day 2018, I have started a new blog highlighting early women photographers.
Some have not been studied previously and the blog will focus on pre-1860 photographic activity. It will hopefully build into a useful online biographical resource starting with the third female member of the Photographic Society, Mary Ann Boulton.
Any additional information regarding these pioneering women is welcomed.
My Lunchtime Lecture at the National…Continue