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EXCLUSIVE: Rejlander album of 70 prints to be offered at auction

Morphets of Harrogate is offering at an album of seventy albumen prints by Oscar Gustav Rejlander from the former estate of Surgeon Commander Herbert Ackland Browning RN on 11 September. The album is estimated at a modest £7000-10,000 and the complete album is to be re-created as a page turner pdf book…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 23, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Publication: Captain Linnaeus Tripe

BPH recently previewed the Linnaeus Tripe exhibition which opens in Washington DC in September and comes to the UK in June 2015. The book of the exhibition by Professor Emeritus Roger Taylor and Crispin Branfoot is now available. Listed at £40 it is being offered on Amazon as low as £22 including postage. Needless to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 21, 2014 at 13:24 — No Comments

Symposium: Daguerreian Society - September 26-29, 2014

The 2014 Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium will be held in Austin, Texas at the Texas State Library and Archives. The conference Hotel is the Sheraton Austin At the Capital. Our tours and program start on Friday, September 26, 2014, with the opening reception and an exhibition of early Texas photography from 6 to 8 pm, at the Texas State Library and Archives.

The program continues Saturday with lectures, a banquet and auction. Speakers include: Sandra Petrillo from the European…

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Added by Jeremy on August 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century

Running from 1 November 2014–11 January 2015, Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century will be Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum’s first ever photography exhibition to showcase the outstanding collection of 20,000 20th-century works that it has amassed since deciding in 1994 to extend its photographic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2014 at 17:21 — No Comments

Open Day: W W Winter Photographers / 11-13 September

There has been a photography studio in Midland Road, Derby since at least 1857. This was owned by Monsieur Emmanuel Nicholas Charles who employed our founder, Walter William Winter. Winter eventually took over the business and in 1867, he opened his new purpose built studio directly…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2014 at 8:18 — No Comments

Publication: Photoshow: Landmark Exhibitions that Defined the History of Photography

This is the first book to study the history of photography via international exhibitions. The foremost historians of the medium describe the most important shows and set them in the context of their times: London’s Great Exhibition of 1851,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments

Publication: Berry Boys: Portraits of First World War Soldiers and Families

This powerful new book offers an evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War. Detective work on the part of Te Papa curators and a heartfelt public response has resulted in this extraordinary new book about soldiers and their families, and the changing face of the First…

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Added by Tony Rackstraw on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Publication and book launch: William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age—a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes. His manuscripts, now in the archive of the British Library, reveal the connections…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil 1893

Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil 1893 presents 50 previously unpublished photographs by the noted Victorian photographer taken during his journey to Brazil in 1893.

Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia and Pete James from the Stone archive at the Library…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Lecture - The work of Henry Fox Talbot

The Oxford Photography Festival 14 is presenting a lecture and panel discussion on The work of Henry Fox Talbot.  The discussion will include Richard Ovenden, Professor Larry Schaaf and Dr Mirjam Brusius and comes after the Bodleian Library…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 4, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Publication: Hold Still, Madame. Wartime Gender and the Photography of Women

Hold Still, Madame. Wartime Gender and the Photography of Women in France during the Great War is a PDF ebook under a Creative Commons License by Dr Nicole Hudgkins. It investigates French images of women during the First World War, the feminine postures and roles captured by…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 3, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Publication and Exhibition: Beyond the View

Beyond the View. New Perspectives on Seaside Photography is the title of a delightful publication edited by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson offering an exposition of images from the Sunbeam Photography Company. It includes two useful essays by Shepherdson and Colin Harding of the National Media Museum who has…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 3, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860

In the first major exhibition of photographs by Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902), some 60 works will include early pictures he took in England as well as the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. The exhibition has been co-curated by Professor Emeritus Roger…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2014 at 14:01 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840–1860

Tate Britain is to hold the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photograph. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.

This…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Conference: Archives 2.0: Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future - Registration open

Online registration for Archives 2.0: Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future, a major conference taking place at the National Media Museum, Bradford, on 25-26 November 2014 is now open. This international conference examines the challenges and opportunities around the acquisition and management of archives by…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2014 at 16:14 — No Comments

Lecture and book signing: Stereoscopy and Victorian Painting

Photohistorians Dr Brian May CBE and Denis Pellerin are presenting an exclusive lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society. May and Pellerin have researched the little known connections between Victorian art and stereo-photography.  For the first time they examine the art behind many popular…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Symposium: Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall - An International Symposium on Architectural Photography

The RIBA announces an international symposium on architectural photography in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971), whose prolific work helped redefine the notion of post-WWII Britishness.

The symposium will…

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Added by Justine Sambrook on July 29, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Publication & Exhibition: The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery

In this pre-internet, pre-television, pre-cinema, and pre-radio time known as the Victorian age, there were  only a limited number of ways for middle class people to have access to pictures or art. They could stop outside a printseller’s shop to look at the prints and lithographs displayed there, buy…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 29, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Magic Lantern Tales: UK tour

Using real magic lantern projectors as used during the First World War poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and photographer and artist Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world. They also tell the tales of women who worked…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 27, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Official: New Head of Photography for Science Museum Group

Renowned curator of photography Kate Bush is joining the Science Museum Group as Head of Photography.

She will lead an ambitious programme of photography exhibitions for Media Space at the Science Museum and the National Media Museum and the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

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