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While St Andrews is world-renowned as the home of golf, BPH readers will know the important role the town has played nationally and internationally in photography from the 1840s to today. A new photography festival, which launches in August, will celebrate the role and importance of St…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 17, 2016 at 15:20 — No Comments
This came from a British album recently purchased in Derbyshire, containing hundreds of erotic albumen prints of paintings and sculptures, all…Continue
You may not have seen, but last week Manohar Aich , the Indian bodybuilder died at the remarkable age of 104. He was known as the 'Pocket Hercules', as he was under 5 feet tall, but his feats were legendary and he won Mr Universe in 1952.
I mention this because when he came to London in 1952 he stayed…Continue
Added by Kelvin Jouhar on June 14, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments
I finally got around to scanning some more of my black and white archive, this time further photographs from a trip to England in 1993 forming a new sequence. The photographs picture my now ageing mother (these were taken over 20 years ago), an English fair, medieval tiles and Highgate Cemetery, among other…Continue
Added by Dr Marcus Bunyan on June 11, 2016 at 5:30 — No Comments
On 30 June there is a party to celebrate Studies in Photography the journal of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography SSHoP) at the Scottosh National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. From the relaunch of the journal will appear as a twice yearly publication with this Anniversary Edition that…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 9, 2016 at 19:43 — No Comments
Two more titles have appeared in the RAI Anthropology and Photography on-line pamphlet series. Catherine de Lorenzo and Juno Gemes, From Resistance Towards Invisibility and Shireen Walton, Photographic Truth in Motion: The Case of Iranian Photoblogs.
Both are available without charge to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2016 at 19:27 — No Comments
At the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Demachy (1859-1936) was one of the most famous photographers in the world. As the leader of the French school of pictorial photography, he fought tirelessly for the recognition of photography as a means of artistic creation. Demachy remains particularly important for his…Continue
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Garner joined Sotheby's and in 1971 took charge of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco department, holding the first…Continue
The history of photography and the legal presentation of documentary proof enjoyed a complex relationship from the nineteenth century onwards,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
The British Journal of Photography, the world’s second longest continuously running photography magazine, has announced that it is raising funds using a thoroughly new method: by offering shares to its readers and followers via crowdfunding website CrowdCube. Due to unprecedented demand the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments
With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between peoples across the globe. This book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and difference from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights.
Anthropology & Photography is a new open-access publication series edited by the RAI Photography Committee. Emerging from the international conference of the same name organized by the RAI at…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 12:22 — No Comments
This one-day international symposium, held at the V&A, London, will explore Paul Strand’s breakthrough pictures, his experiments with film in the 20’s and 40’s beside significant place projects conceived as books from Ghana to the Hebrides. Speakers include Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator…Continue
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Mirjam Brusius, a postdoctoral fellow at the Bodleian Libraries and the History Faculty, has been awarded the prestigious Aby Warburg Prize, which is awarded every four years to early career researchers. The prize - awarded by the City of Hamburg, Germany - is named after the Hamburg-born art historian Aby Warburg…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 11:16 — No Comments
The BFI has announced progress towards realising its ambition to build a new International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image, with an offer of support of up to £87m towards the £130m total project cost, subject to a tender process beginning. The BFI hopes to open the new building to the public in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
The Institute for Photography in Scotland is a newly formed association between The National Galleries of Scotland, The University of Glasgow, The University of St Andrews, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, and Stills, Edinburgh.
It aims to enable awareness of and engagement with Scotland’s photography, both…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2016 at 8:49 — No Comments
Might anyone know about gigantic wet plate negatives 5 by 8 feet held in Fort St Cyr, France possibly of the new Paris Opera of 1875 or a 4 by 6.5 feet set in Berlin?
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 17, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments