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Seminars: Professor Nina Lager Vestberg

Professor Nina Lager Vestberg (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will be in the United Kingdom this coming week and will give three seminars. On 6 November at the Photographic History Research Centre in Leicester she will discuss Analogue Ancestors and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

cfp: Photographic assets: A heritage at risk / Lima, 2018

Centro de la Imagen is pleased to announce the call for speakers for the II Meeting of Photographic Archives “Photographic Assets: A heritage at risk”, that will be held from May 25th to 27th in Lima, Peru.

Background

On 26th and 27th of April…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:28 — No Comments

Exhibition: Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925

This exhibition spotlights the work of Clarence White (1871-1925), a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a gifted photographer celebrated for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and outdoor idylls, and an influential teacher and photographic mentor. The first retrospective devoted to the photographer in over…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:18 — No Comments

cfp: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe / 2018

Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central role…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:12 — No Comments

Job: Assistant Curator (Prince Albert Project)

Royal Collection Trust is embarking on a major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert. The Collection, formed of prints and early photographs, is an indispensable resource for the study of the many works collected and commissioned by Prince Albert.

As…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2017 at 5:45 — No Comments

Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time… Continue

Added by John Mead on November 2, 2017 at 10:35 — No Comments

'World's largest 19th century glass negatives' listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World

Glass negatives taken by Bernhardt Otto Holtermann in 1875 to capture the beauty of Sydney Harbour - measuring 1.3 meters wide and weigh around 30kg each are listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World. They are held at the State Library of New South Wales.

Here is the full story…

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Added by Joanna Sassoon on November 1, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

Searching For: Footage - working life in Fleet St photo departments

Over at our Press Photo History project we are on the lookout for footage of Fleet Street photo agencies or newspaper photographic departments.

The Press Photo History project has been researching and publishing memories and images from photo agency, here…

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Added by Will Carleton on October 31, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Research day, Sheffield / 18 November 2017

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group is holding its annual research day. It will consist of presentations by new and experienced photographic history researchers. presenting results and conclusions from completed projects. Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes. Those wishing to talk about…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 31, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: In to the Light: Photography and Abstract Art / Tate, from 2 May 2018

The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Into the Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:58 — No Comments

Petition: Save London's Cinema Museum

London's Cinema Museum occupies a NHS-owned building, the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington -  which housed the child Charlie Chaplin. The premises are now under threat and a petition has been launched to ensure that this important museum, archive and collection can remain in such an important and relevant building.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments

Black and Asian History in Victorian photographs

The Royal Collection has over 450,000 photographs . They have been acquired by British monarchs, their consorts and other members of the royal family from 1842 to the present day. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and Prince Albert (1819–61) laid the foundations of the collection, acquiring and commissioning new…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:45 — No Comments

Girona celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the Friends of UNESCO, commemorate once more the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with two online proposals:

  1. CRDI presents a new audiovisual product, created using 3D…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:34 — No Comments

cfp: William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography / 21-22 March 2018, Russia

The exhibition William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography will be held from February, 5 to April, 9, 2018 at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. As part of this a conference will be held.

The prime objective of the conference is an analytical comprehension of a new phenomenon in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Four Corners and Camerawork archive project supported by HLF

Four Corners announced last year its new archive project, which was made possible by a generous grant of £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The project will explore and document the heritage of film and photographic work of Four Corners and Camerawork that flourished…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 17:55 — No Comments

Martin Parr Foundation launch and symposium report

The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) was launched with an opening party on the 20 October attended by photographers, curators, archivists, academics, writers and others from the world of British photography.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center

Colleagues, Please consider applying for a research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, home of the Gernsheim Collection, the Magnum Photos, Inc. Collection, and several major archives. Search our holdings here: …

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Added by Jessica S. McDonald on October 16, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Robert Howlett remembered

On Saturday, 14 October around 30 people came together in the small parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Wendling, to remember the photographer Robert Howlett (1831-1858) who died on 2 December 1858, aged 27 years. A…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2017 at 7:51 — No Comments

Workshop: A Million Pictures / 11 and 12 January 2018

The final Workshop of the Million Pictures project will be held in Exeter, south-west England, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018, with an additional meeting of the research group on the morning of Saturday 13 January.

The project is a collaboration between magic lantern researchers in five…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research at the Humboldt Area Foundation has awarded 35 grants since its inception in 2005.  A website …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2017 at 18:18 — No Comments

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