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Publication: Photography in the British Classroom

This new publication looks at recent British photographic education through interviews with teachers and educators and research in to current offerings.The author (and BPH member) is Yining He and the book is published as part of The Coastline Series by Chinese publisher Nationality Photographic Art Publishing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Helen Muspratt / until 8 May 2016

A new exhibition at Pallant House Gallery will showcase the work of one of the 20th century’s leading female photographers, Helen Muspratt. During the 1930s she created evocative portraits of important artistic and cultural figures of the day as well as capturing insightful documentary images of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 20:20 — No Comments

Publication: ArtMachine

A history, and a biography, Clark Worswick's  ArtMachine: A Reinvention of Photography, 1959-1999 is an insiders view of emergent the photography world of the last quadrant of the 20th century.  It has been written by a practicing photographer, who was also the founding photography curator of the oldest museum in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

Conference: Image and Research / 16-18 November 2016 / Girona

The programme for the 14th Image and Research conference has been published and is available here: Imatge_Recerca_programa_ENG.pdf.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS / 23 April-29 August

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts presents an exhibition of photographic works by the world-renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS features 83 images captured between 1929 and 1985, many of which are being shown in the UK for the first time, providing an extraordinary insight…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 19:49 — No Comments

Exhibition: Ralph Wallis: Is this seat taken? / 25 March–20 April 2016

In celebration of its 170th anniversary Leeds College of Art has announced its next exhibition of work: photographer Ralph Wallis, entitled Is this seat taken?... opening at a special preview evening on 24 March, 5pm-7pm at the College’s Vernon Street building.

Is this seat…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 19:43 — No Comments

Publication: The Pencil of Nature

Japanese publisher Akaaka Art Publishing Inc. has published a facsimile of W H F Talbot's The Pencil of Nature with essays by Naoya Hatakeyama, Michael Gray, Masaru Aoyama, Tadashi Kanai and Giuseppe Penone.

Masarou Aoyama’s publication presents the first full Japanese translation of the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 24, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Job: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - Photographic History

The Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in any area of photographic history. The PHRC is known for its world leading research in social and cultural histories of photography (see…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 18, 2016 at 20:05 — No Comments

Auction: Travel photographs / 28 April 2016

Sotheby's upcoming auction of Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on 28 April 2016 includes a number of lots of photography. Photograph highlights include:

  • Lot 53 A massive panorama of Moscow (1867), 16-parts, with a distinguished provenance
  • Lot 60 An album of photographs of New Caledonia by…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 18, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 16, 2016 at 3:46 — No Comments

ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group, Amsterdam, 21-24 September 2016

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming PMWG 2016 Interim Meeting to be held at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 21-24 September 2016.

 

The theme of the meeting is: Uniques & Multiples. Please follow the link below to find all details related to the meeting. The Technical…

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Added by Ioannis Vasallos on March 15, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Job: Auction photography specialist

With major auctions scheduled for 20 May and 8 June - important photographs from daguerreotypes by De Prangey to modern Russian and international work - MacDougall’s is looking for photography auction specialists and assistants for this exciting…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 14, 2016 at 4:20 — No Comments

Job: Project Curator - Library and Archive

The National Media Museums holds extensive and internationally significant library and archive collections on the history of photography, film and television.  We are looking for an experienced library and archive professional to create and implement a plan to catalogue and enable access to these collections.  Working…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 11, 2016 at 5:51 — No Comments

Course: Art Photography and its Markets / 31 May-24 June 2016

Photography is at the heart of the art world. With so many dedicated art fairs, auctions, festivals, exhibitions, collections and prizes, photography is also at the core of increasingly diverse contemporary art practices. Today, photography collections and exhibitions reach back to historical and modernist traditions…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 6, 2016 at 16:16 — 1 Comment

Identification: Maull & Polyblank portrait

Hello. Please help me identify this pleasant elderly gentleman, albumen print by Maull and Polyblank.

Thanks, David…

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Added by David McGreevy on March 5, 2016 at 22:30 — 5 Comments

Research: Victoria Coal and wood?

Hello. I am searching for information about this albumen photo. Does anyone recognize the location of this photo? It is a large albumen print, appears to be a coal station? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Best, David…

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Added by David McGreevy on March 5, 2016 at 22:00 — 6 Comments

Advice: Bromley House Library- Photo Exhibition celebrating 175 years since Alfred Barber opened his Studio.

2016 marks 175 years since the first recorded photograph, a daguerreotype, was taken in Barber's studio in Bromley House Library,Nottingham.

We would like to mount an exhibition celebrating Victorian photography in our picture gallery, in September and October this year. Unfortunately the Science museum want to charge a huge amount for each jpeg and the V and A even more.

Is anyone aware of a more generous institution that would allow us to print and exhibit some good quality…

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Added by Eric Butler on March 3, 2016 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Conference: Science Museums and Research, 31 March–2 April 2016

This conference is designed to celebrate the potential, and the actuality, of the new Science Museum Group's (SMG) research culture. In particular, it marks the opening of the Dana Research Centre and Library, a new home for research in South Kensington. The conference will address how research in science museums, and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 3, 2016 at 10:21 — No Comments

Olive Edis: The Record of a Journey

To mark the 97th anniversary of pioneer photographer Olive Edis' tour of Europe documenting the work of the British women's services in the First World War, and in celebration of Women's History Month, Cromer Museum will be sharing extracts from her journal over the next few weeks on their project blog. Looking forward to following Liz Elmore's work as she continues to research the Edis archive.

Added by Helen Trompeteler on March 3, 2016 at 9:50 — No Comments

News: Helen Trompeteler

It's been a busy two months since leaving the NPG. I'm delighted to have been awarded the 2016 Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography, Arizona. My research will examine Breitenbach's work as part of a wider study of the history of photography education in the US in the post-war period. I'm really looking forward to…

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Added by Helen Trompeteler on March 2, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

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