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SSHoP Annan Lecture / 26 May, Glasgow

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography has been active since 1983 and has organised the annual Annan Lecture series since 2006. Its next lecture takes place on 26 May in Glasgow and will be given by Dr Roberta McGrath who will consider the importance of other histories - and theories - and what…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2016 at 10:59 — No Comments

Mike Ware to receive prestigious AIC special recognition award

Dr Mike Ware is to be awarded the prestigious 2016 Allied Professionals Special Recognition Award at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works (AIC) in Montreal, Canada. 

Ware has been a dedicated and prolific contributor to the science and practice of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2016 at 8:54 — 3 Comments

Professor Steve Edwards moves to Birkbeck

Professor Steve Edwards will be taking up a new post from 1 September as Professor of History & Theory of Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. The job was noted on BPH in December…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Job: Partnerships and Learning Projects Manager / NMeM, Bradford

Driven to make a difference & looking for opportunities to lead? At the National Media Museum, we are looking for a creative and driven Partnerships and Learning Projects Manager, to take the lead in developing significant new external partnerships, enabling us to reach new and underserved audiences and collaborate…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 6:16 — No Comments

Panel discussion: Photographic Portraiture / 18 June 2016

With particular focus on photographers of the First World War, such as Olive Edis and Christina Broom, this panel discussion will consider women as photographers and subjects in portrait photography, and the effects of social and technological changes on this photographic medium over the last 100 years. Speakers…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 6:06 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor

It's knowing that you might uncover a unique snapshot of history / It’s…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 6, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

Job: Research Project Assistant, Talbot Catalogue raisonne project

The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne project requires a Research Project Assistant to assist the project director, Professor Larry J Schaaf, in bringing together the collection of this revolutionary inventor and photographer’s work.

Talbot was one of the earliest pioneers of photography in the 19th…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 4, 2016 at 17:58 — No Comments

Publication: Crinoline. Fashion's most magnificent disaster

A compelling, visually striking 3-D exploration of one of fashion’s most disastrous yet most celebrated garments, the Crinoline, featuring contributions from Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes – has been published to coincide with the V&A’s highly anticipated exhibition, Undressed: 350 Years of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Terence Donovan: Speed of Light / 15 July-25 September 2016

The Photographers’ Gallery, in partnership with global technology company Ricoh, presents a major UK retrospective of acclaimed British photographer, Terence Donovan (1936-1996). 

Terence Donovan was one of the foremost photographers of his generation, with a career spanning almost 40 years. He came to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:11 — No Comments

Conference cfp: Photography and Britishness / November 2016

The Yale Center for British Art has put a call out for a conference which will take place in November. The conference seeks to investigate the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. How has photography been used at “home” and “abroad”…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Workshops: Collodion and Ambrotype / June 2016

Two workshops by Michael Schaaf on behalf of the Royal Photographic Society will give participants the opportunity to learn about and make wet-collodion negatives and positives (17-18 June, Lacock) and Ambrotypes (19 June, Lacock). 

Find out more here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 / 18 May-11 December 2016

An important display of photographs, which will reveal some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s, opens next month at the National Portrait Gallery. Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 (18 May-11 December 2016), has been organised in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Kodak's Harrow site likely to close

Kodak Alaris has announced that it is likely to close it's Harrow site by the end of the year. The site - Kodak's first manufacturing plant outside of Rochester - was purchased in 1890 and started operations in 1891. Since the 1980s the site has been gradually been reduced as the business has contracted and today only…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 26, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Job: Festival Coordinator, National Media Museum, Bradford

This is an opportunity to use your great organisation skills and passion for cultural events to support the delivery of two exciting festivals in autumn 2016; Widescreen Weekend (October) and a new Games Festival (November)

You will have had experience in project coordination and project logistics ideally for…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2016 at 19:59 — No Comments

PhD Studentship – Maurice Broomfield goes digital

In partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum this doctoral project will combine scholarly research on Maurice Broomfield’s photographic archive with the exploration of digital media (both online and in-gallery) to conceptualise new ways of curating and interpreting institutional historic photographic archives in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2016 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Associate Curator of Science and Technology, NMeM, Bradford

The National Media Museum is looking for a creative Associate Curator to join the team in this exciting new role.  Working across the museum’s internationally significant collections of photography, film and television, the Associate Curator of Science and Technology will lead the museum’s contemporary collecting…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2016 at 5:45 — No Comments

Identification: Notre Dame - A French Mammoth plate mystery

I am looking for any expert opinions on who may have created this mammoth plate albumen photograph of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. My apologies for posting about a French photo, but I feel that, given the expertise of the members here, this is my best chance of finding an answer

This is an albumen…


Added by David McGreevy on April 18, 2016 at 23:00 — 5 Comments

Research and identification: Glass Negatives

Hi, I have come across a set of glass negatives at a secondary school in Muswell Hill where I have been a resident artist.

They were contained in a box of Speed No- H&D400, Ilford Auto Filter Plates. From the production date of these plates I imagine the images are from 1920-30s. I would be grateful if anybody could shed some light on the possible locations or areas of England these could be from. Due to the number of the slides I have uploaded the bulk contact sheets but I can…


Added by Sayako Sugawara on April 17, 2016 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Photographica 2016, 22nd May 2016, London

Coming up again on Sunday 22nd May 2016 is Photographica 2016, London's Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair, it will take place at the regular venue - The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB. 10am-4.00pm admission £5.

There will be up to 135…


Added by Nigel Richards on April 12, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

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