Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
A collaboration between London College of Communication, LCC Green Week 2015, the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) and the Museum of British Folklore, Figures of Folk explores ongoing traditions through a series of large format photographs by Graham Goldwater, of objects…Continue
Added by val williams on January 15, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments
Victorian Cartes de Visite
A householder in this island of Colonsay (where I live) asked me to look through the library of his deceased parents and I came across an interesting photographic album. With his permission I have made simple digital copies and I am attempting to identify the subjects. I have already met with some success, and I was especially pleased when I identified one person by using the image-search facility in Google.
This led me to…Continue
Added by Kevin Byrne on January 15, 2015 at 19:11 — No Comments
The exhibition will be on show at the Titanic Centre, Belfast from now until the 31st March. Admission is free. Anyone visiting Northern Ireland should take the opportunity to see it. Crowds at Farmleigh were so large that the doors had to be closed on occasions.
Added by David H Davison on January 13, 2015 at 19:23 — No Comments
Could anyone throw some light on this photo/print published by W A Mansell & Co? Not sure whether this is a photo or reproduction of a painting? In parts of the image it has raised areas as though it is has been touched up with paint?
I think I can make out a date to the bottom right of 1860? Also to the back there is a sticker to the back of the frame with No. 230 and some illegible handwriting that I cannot make out whatsoever, as well as the W A Mansell & Co…Continue
Added by Bridget Docking on January 12, 2015 at 14:47 — No Comments
BPH noted the forthcoming publication The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White by John Hannavy.…Continue
Gawain Weaver Art Conservation has two process identification charts available for free download. The charts cover photomechanical processes and nineteenth century photography. Click the link to take a look and download. …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 11, 2015 at 15:36 — No Comments
Historians, curators and photographic practitioners have begun to re-examine older forms of photography, yet many cultural studies of nineteenth-century photography have been overly reliant upon twentieth-century theoretical constructions. This multidisciplinary conference will move away from these models, exploring issues such as early photographic 'authorship' traditional technological narratives and the ideologies of photographic realism.…Continue
Added by Owen Clayton on January 9, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments
Photographer and teacher Paul Hill MBE has launched a petition to protect the Library of Birmingham's internationally important historic and contemporary photography collections and archives. They are in danger of being closed and mothballed and the photography collections team will be made redundant.
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 30, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 30, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments
The V&A is holding a major exhibition to explore the contribution of Julia Margaret Cameron's contributions to the art of photography. Cameron (1815-1879) was one of the most important photographers of the nineteenth century. Criticised in her lifetime for her unconventional technical approach, she…Continue
Paul Goodman, Head of Collections Projects, at the National Media Museum , Bradford, left the museum on 23 December 2014, following a restructuring of staff posts. Goodman had been responsible for leading on specific major collections-related activities.These had included managing the museum's three recent large…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 28, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments
In case you missed it there's a fascinating article as part of the Guardian's Science The H Word series by Mirjam Brusius. She explores new archive evidence that tells a different story about the history of photographs and questions the idea of invention and 'firsts' in photography.
Well worth a…Continue
The renowned Observer newspaper photographer Jane Bown has died, aged 89. Bown began working for the Observer newspaper in 1949 and she was working almost up until she died. Her style was direct and she relied largely on natural light and her Olympus OM1 camera and, of course, her technical knowledge and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 23, 2014 at 7:54 — No Comments
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 23, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments
The Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, has announced its seminar programme for Spring 2015. They are open to everyone, without charge, and take place on Tuesdays from 4–6pm in the Hugh Aston Building.
January 13 2015 (Hugh Aston 2.08)
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 20, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
Amsterdam's Fotorestauratie Atelier VOF is holding a course on the identification of photographic processes led by Clara von Waldthausen, Hans Meesters or by a guest lecturer. The course covers the most common modern photograph processes and finishing techniques in theory and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 20, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Christopher Mahoney, senior Vice President of Photographs at Sotheby's New York, has announced that Denise Bethel will be stepping down as Chairman of Phtoographs, and with leave the company to work independently, advising private clients and institutions, lecturing, and writing. In a newsletter circulated to clients…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 20, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
This work in the area of History of Photography seeks scientific analysis of the impact of photography in science, and the role of science in the development of instrumentation and photographic processes.
In depth scientific analysis of the instrumentation and chemical/physical processes…Continue
Added by Isabel Marília Viana e Peres on December 17, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments
Imargem, Almada Art Association will hold it's annual exhibition at Almada Art Gallery from 18 December to 14 February. This year there will be a homage to the photographer and master printer, António Paixão (1915-1985).
António Paixão (1915-1985) is recognized by his master printing skills, and printed for…Continue
Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on December 17, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Opened in 2013, Media Space is an exciting collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford, home of the National Photography Collection. A new London venue for world quality photography exhibitions and events, Media Space includes a 525m² major exhibition gallery and the flexible…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2014 at 5:41 — No Comments