Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
On Wednesday, 30 October Tate Britain is hosting a live hang-out with fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, Tate curator of Photography Simon Baker and art critic Miranda Sawyer, as part of the ongoing ‘Meet Tate Britain’ series. British artist Fiona Crisp, HotShoe editor Gregory…Continue
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This is the third in our new series of books exploring key aspects of both contemporary and historic photography. With 480 pages and more than 100 colour illustrations The Photograph and The Album: Histories, Practices, Futures is a perceptive and stimulating guide to understanding that most pervasive…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2013 at 19:27 — No Comments
Box of Light which runs from 25-27 October at the Library of Birmingham is a celebration of the pre-cinema,magic lantern and early cinema. A series of events, talks workshops and activities taking place throughout the weekend. The event coincides with the Magic Lantern Society's…Continue
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Just published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, a monograph entitled 'John Chillingworth - Picture Post Photographer. Since you are interested in the life and times of the old magazine, my images from the 1940's and 1950's may possibly give you a flavour of the style and power of picture story-telling…Continue
Added by John Chillingworth on October 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
An unparalleled archive of shipwreck images will be presented for sale at Sotheby’s London auction on 12 November 2013. Taken by four generations of the Gibson family of photographers over nearly 130 years, the 1000 negatives record the wrecks of over 200 ships and the fate of their passengers, crew and cargo as they…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 21, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
Several Hills & Saunders CDVs I've seen refer to a Yorktown studio, (see here for an easily posted example: http://whowerethey.wordpress.com/category/photographer/hills-saunders/ ), but - unless they ventured across the Pond and…Continue
The Visual Studies Research Institute at the University of Southern California invites submissions for a conference on Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News, which will be held May 4-5, 2014. The conference is part of a three year project on “Visual Evidence.” The full paper call is…Continue
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According to Bonhams' catalogue the album was compiled by Rev. F.H. Atkinson, and relates to his family and acquaintances…Continue
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Corfield Cameras: A History and Collectors' Guide is a new publication by John E Lewis being launched today at Ballymoney Town Hall, Northern Ireland. In the 1950s when most British camera manufacturers seemed content to produce outdated designs or very expensive models, K G Corfield Ltd bucked the trend.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
I admired its content and composition which I think is outstanding.
I would appreciate any clarification about the location. Could it be Ramsgate?
Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 19, 2013 at 7:50 — No Comments
An installation by Charlotte Cory, one of the country's leading surreal photographic artists. The exhibition is an imaginative, witty and informative exploration of the Brontës and the history of early photography, drawing on the Victorian craze for collecting cartes des visite – portraits once produced in…Continue
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Walter Kevis worked as a photographer from the 1870s to 1908. Following his marriage to Emma, they settled in Petworth, where he specialised in portrait photography. He also undertook much outdoor work too.
His shop in Lombard Street had a built-in studio made of wood and glass on the…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 17, 2013 at 23:52 — No Comments
I recently acquired an amazing group of circa 40 glass stereoviews depicting prison life in the penitentiary of Clermont [Clermont-Ferrand, I believe) in the Auvergne in France. In addition to life in prison, they depict exhibits at the Exposition Penitentiaire. Although I can not find any reference to where and…Continue
Added by Eric Bos Waaldijk on October 13, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
This from an email into the Press Photo History Project: 'I am looking and have been looking for years now, for the photographs that Tomas Jaski took of my niece’s christening (Eleanor Virgo) at Westminster Abbey in May 1991, which features several photographs of my children.
Tomas Jaski had a ground floor studio and shop front at 38 Wellington Street, London WC2 in the 1980s. He is no longer at this address.'
Tomas Jaski - real name Mr Zbigniew Jastrzebski
• Born in…Continue
Added by Will Carleton on October 13, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments
The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is excited to offer three research fellowships in 2014. Research fellows will have the opportunity to study the RIC’s collections first-hand, including the famous Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 photojournalistic prints, a fine art photographic collection, as well as several world-renowned artist archives. Fellows will work at the RIC’s premier research centre, which conducts cutting edge primary research, and offers workshops, conferences…Continue
Added by Thierry Gervais on October 10, 2013 at 15:38 — No Comments
It has been reported that the deadline placed by the UK government on a temporary export ban on the ‘Signor 1857' - an album containing 35 works by various photographers, belonging to Julia Margaret Cameron, lapsed last…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 9, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments