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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

India: Lala Deen Dayal

Professor Sunil Khilnani returns with Incarnations. In the first programme he profiles the pioneering photographer Lala Deen Dayal. Born in 1855, Lala Deen Dayal would go on to become the court photographer for the fabulously wealthy sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, who dubbed him…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 22, 2016 at 19:49 — No Comments

Identification: Elliott &Fry CDV

Can anyone offer any help in identifying the subject of this cdv? I've included scans of both recto and verso. Many thanks! John…

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Added by John Minichiello on February 22, 2016 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Obituary: Gérard A. Lévy (1934-2016)

Paris collector, expert and dealer Gérard Lévy passed away on November 11, 2016. Born in Morocco, Gérard lived in France where he graduated from the Ecole du Louvre. His first specialty was Chinese and Japanese art he dealt with from his stand at the Clignancourt flea market until he opened his gallery in the center of Paris on the left…
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Added by Nissan N. Perez on February 22, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Grafters: industrial Britain

Photographer Ian Beasley has brought together a collection of mostly unseen and unpublished images of 19th, 20th and 21th century industrial Britain for a new exhibition of photographs at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 21, 2016 at 20:29 — No Comments

Exhibition: Grafters: industrial Britain

Photographer Ian Beasley has brought together a collection of mostly unseen and unpublished images of 19th, 20th and 21th century industrial Britain for a new exhibition of photographs at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 21, 2016 at 20:29 — No Comments

Online Course: MOMA Seeing Through Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art has launched Seeing Through Photographs, its first massive open online course (MOOC) for a general audience, available on Coursera. Using works from MoMA’s expansive collection as a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2016 at 9:37 — No Comments

Research seminar: With dots and rays: Autochrome photography and artistic expression in Britain

With the introduction of the Autochrome process in 1907 colour photography became a possibility for a broad range of photographers.  Its availability created a stir that involved all areas of photography and provoked a heated debate about the fundamental laws and aims of the medium. Especially the Autochrome’s…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2016 at 9:28 — No Comments

Publication: Dawn of the Photograph

The British scientist and inventor William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) pioneered the art of ‘photogenic drawing’ in the 1830s – the method of capturing images using light-sensitive paper and a camera. His experiments with this new medium, ranging from the delicate capture of natural specimens to atmospheric architectural…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2016 at 9:14 — No Comments

PhD studentship: Horace Nicholls: artist-photographer at war

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Brighton: “Horace Nicholls: artist-photographer at war”. This is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme. The partner institutions are the University of Brighton and IWM. The studentship will be supervised…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 16, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre

The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has announced its next series of seminars. They are free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, unless otherwise specified

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 6-7:30 pm

Room B04

Linda Mulcahy (London School of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 15, 2016 at 6:40 — No Comments

Symposium: 175 Years of Photography in Devon / 9 April 2016

The seemingly magical process of capturing an image on a light-sensitive surface entranced the Victorian age. This new science and artform, which became known as photography, was created by pioneers from the 1830s onwards. By the late 1850s numerous photographic studios had been established in the county.

This…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 13, 2016 at 19:06 — No Comments

Bodleian Cameron conference

The recent Cameron conference held at the Bodleian Library held on 20 January is the subject of an informative blog posting here which neatly and concisely summarises the papers presented:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 13, 2016 at 18:59 — No Comments

Research: Curious Crimean War? Soldiers

Hello,I am looking for information on this albumen photo. I assume it is British, and also assume that these are 1850-1860 era uniforms.

A most curious photo: The gentleman seated on the cobblestones is wearing a fur hat, a paisley robe, and holding a dog! This group looks like it is about…

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Added by David McGreevy on February 9, 2016 at 22:30 — 4 Comments

Job: Collections Information Officer (National Media Museum)

Could you work confidently with historical artefacts, catalogues and collections in a museum or gallery setting? We are looking for a motivated individual who has relevant experience to join our Corporate & Collections Information team as a Collections Information Officer. 

The National Media Museum cares…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 5, 2016 at 18:29 — No Comments

Auction: Photography 1850-2000, Wednesday 7 April. Call for Entries

Dominic Winter Auctioneers now invites further entries for their spring Photography auction. We are still seeking good individual vintage photographs, both old and modern, and good Victorian and later albums, raw footage documentary films, vintage cameras, cased images, lantern slides,…

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Added by Chris Albury on February 5, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

ICON Photographic Materials Group – student bursary for ICON Conference 2016

The ICON Photographic Materials Group are pleased to announce that they will be providing funding for one student to attend the ICON Conference 2016 “Turn and Face the Change”. The bursary will cover the conference fee of £225 plus subsistence and travel expenses up to the value of £150.

To apply for funding…

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Added by Sarah Peacock on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Impressions Gallery Archive to stay in Bradford

Following the announcement that part of the National Photography Collection is to be transferred to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Impressions Gallery confirms that the Impressions Gallery Archive will be staying in Bradford. 

The archive, of over 3,000 artworks and objects, is a significant…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 3, 2016 at 7:53 — No Comments

Livestream: Roger Watson, Curator, Fox Talbot Museum

Roger Watson, curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, is lecturing in the United States and can be seen in a livestream of his lecture on 4 February 2016 at 12.00AM GMT.

AAHD alumnus Roger Watson, BFA 1982, is a curator at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum, in Lacock, England, Britain's birthplace of photography.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 31, 2016 at 15:08 — 2 Comments

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