Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, located near Watford, opens a temporary exhibition Amateur Photography in Bushey on 4 August. The display in the museum's entrance area displays cameras from the museum collection ranging from an 1870s George Hare quarter-plate tailboard camera up to modern digital cameras by way…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 29, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
I am completing a project to create a searchable database of Photographic Society of London, later the Royal Photographic Society, members from 1853-1900. The database will be made publicly and freely available through the internet by De Montfort University in the Summer. If it is well received then its coverage may be extended. The project is well advanced with some 2200 unique names, addresses, membership category(ies) and relevant dates.
The data has been sourced from published…Continue
Street photographs are at the heart of our understanding of London as a diverse and dynamic capital. They are characterised by an element of chance – a fortunate encounter, a fleeting expression, a momentary juxtaposition, capturing an ever-changing city.
This major new exhibition at the…
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 13, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
The National Archives has digitised thousands of unique images of Africa and published them on Flickr this week. The collection spans more than 100 years of African history, from as early as the 1860s, including images of people, places, national and imperial events, conflict and natural disasters.
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2011 at 20:59 — No Comments
People looking to uncover the true spirit of the iconic and currently ubiquitous wartime poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, may want to head to the Royal Air Force Museum to see the real backdrop of this chirpy wartime notice. The Mayor of London’s photographic and image based exhibition, commissioned by Boris…Continue
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De Montfort University is recruiting students for the 2011/12 intake on its MA History of Photography and Practice course. The programme started in 2009 and his been widely acclaimed for its distinctive approach to the teaching of photographic history and its focus on handling original objects. The course…Continue
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The Royal Collection has two cataloguing vacancies available both of which involve working with photographs held in the Collection.
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 28, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges. This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic conservator. It is aimed at those with responsibility for the care of photographic collections regardless of institutional context.
The day provides an introduction to understanding and identifying…Continue
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World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the National Media Museum on Tuesday 14 December - the latest stop on a personal journey she is undertaking looking at places relating to inspirational and culturally significant people. Her…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 19, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has issued its 2009/10 Acceptance in Lieu Report. Of interest to BPH is the acceptance of 49 prints from the twentieth century which was settled in August 2009 and are now in the Tate Gallery, London. The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2010 at 14:21 — No Comments
Falmouth Art Gallery has a small but important collection of 20th century and contemporary photography. It boasts the largest collection of Lee Miller photographs outside of the Lee Miller archive and has remarkable images by Eve Arnold, Fay Godwin and Linda McCartney. The collection is particularly strong in Surrealist photographs including works by Lee Miller’s husband Sir Roland Penrose, Man Ray…
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments
Manchester design consultancy NRN Design has been appointed to create new Internet galleries at the National Media Museum in Bradford, which will explore the history, evolution and social impact of the Internet. The contract is worth £88,000. More illustrations are available here. The same company was responsible for the computrer games lounge situtated in the museum…
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 27, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments
From the collections of the V&A and Royal Anthropological Institute to those at local libraries and in professional archives such as Magnum Photos, London plays host to a surprising variety of often unknown photographic collections and archives, all of which are kept for different purposes.
Using practical explorations, visits and thematic discussions this course arranged by the Photographers' Gallery and Birkbeck…
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments
The dates have been announced for the 2011 London Photograph Fairs which will take place on 20 February, 15 May, 11 September and 20 November 2011. The venue will be the Holiday Inn, Coram Street, London, close to Russell Square tube station and within walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross mainline stations. Admission is £3. For more information see www.photofair.co.uk
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 15, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments
Geoffrey Crawley, one of Britain's best photographic editors and scientists, has died aged 83. Crawley was editor of the British Journal of Photography between 1967 and 1987 and worked there until 2000, when he joined Amateur Photographer as photo-science consultant. He wrote for the magazine until recently.
Crawley had a long career in photography and invented the developer Acutol which was sold by Paterson from 1963. He also investigated the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2010 at 18:16 — No Comments