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CDA: Immersive Images 1820-1920: Bill Douglas Cinema Museum / closes 18 January 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to explore the popularity of immersive and interactive images in visual culture 1820-1920.  This Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) will be based on the extensive and unique resources of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and would make a substantial contribution to both…

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cfp: The business of photography / Leicester: 17-18 June 2019

‘Business’ can have many meanings. In the most straightforward sense, it refers to the photographic marketplace, its industry and the commercial relations established among different agents. Some of these actors, such as studios and companies of the like of Kodak and Ilford, are specifically photographic and have featured prominently in histories of…

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Lecture: John Thomson in the Straits, 1862–65 / Singapore, 12 December 2018

Today we take pictures of anything we fancy on our phone. But in the early 1860s, the idea of portraying daily life using the long exposures and the temperamental wet-plate process of photography was not even imagined. To include people in a photographs, the subjects had to stay still for several minutes – something only achievable in a studio, or…

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Talk: Derby, the RPS and the history of photography / Derby: 12 December 2018

The W W Winters Heritage Trust is hosting a talk titled Derby, the Royal Photographic Society and the history of photography on 12 December 2018. All welcome.

Contact W W Winters on 01332 345224 or office@wwwinter.co.uk to book a…

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Exhibition: The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839-1919 / from 19 January 2019

This exhibition provides an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury during the first decade or so of the medium’s existence up to the end of the First World War. While amateur photography began in and around the city during the 1840s, it was following the 1851 Great Exhibition that commercial photography took off in Salisbury.  The exhibition…

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Lecture: André Kertész - A Biographical Journey / London: 14 December 2018

The inaugural Colin Ford CBE lecture takes place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 14 December. Robert Gurbo will discuss the Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész (1894-1985).

Gurbo is the Curator of the André Kertész Estate in New York and has promised a fascinating first hand perspective on this celebrated photographer's life and…

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Collections: National Trust for Scotland photographic collections

The Morton Charitable Trust has been funding fieldwork on the National Trust for Scotland’s photographic collections since 2014. In 2018–19, this work is raising the profile of these collections through research, articles, talks and dedicated projects, as well as digitising the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic archive of mid-20th-century Hebridean…

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Exhibition: The Mackinnon Collection / Edinburgh, 15 November 2019–16 February 2020

From 2019 to early 2020 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinbrugh, shows off highlights from an unparalleled collection of Scottish photography recently acquired jointly by the NGS and the National Library of Scotland. Amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon, The MacKinnon Collection documents Scottish life and identity from the 1840s…

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Auction: early Scottish portraits from the 1850s

An important album of forty-nine early Scottish portrait photographs dating from the 1850s is being offered…

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Auction: The Art of the Nude / online until 12 December 2018

Bellmans dedicated photography auction The Art of the Nude, a collection of 19th and 20th century works, will be hosted on thesaleroom.com as an online timed auction going live on the 29…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 1, 2018 at 14:15 — No Comments

Information request: Indian woman in a sari

The carte-de-visite illustrated shows a woman, apparently from the Indian subcontinent, in a sari  and with metal arm bands. It came from an album of British c-de-v which suggests that it might have been taken in Britain.  Does anyone recognise the subject or have any comments about the origin of the sitter?  There is nothing on the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 27, 2018 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Job: Touring Exhibition Co-ordinator / Seaside Photographed / Closes, 14 December 2018

Seaside: Photographed (25 May - 8 September 2019) is Turner Contemporary’s first photography exhibition, curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson. This major exhibition will examine the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. As well as featuring the work of eminent photographers…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 26, 2018 at 20:58 — No Comments

Auction: Photographs and Cameras / 28 November 2018 / London

Chiswick auctions upcoming auction of photographs and cameras includes plenty of British-related material with Bill Brandt, George Hurrell, nineteenth-century topographical material and others represented. Included is rare ‘Box of Pinups’ dating from 1965, featuring some of the biggest names of the 60s - Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, The Beatles, Jean Shrimpton,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2018 at 16:19 — No Comments

Resource: Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450-1950

The database on scientific illustrators (DSI) was launched in 2011 and is a project by the Section for History of Science & Technology [Abteilung für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und Technik, GNT] at the History Dept. at the University of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Blog: José Luís Neves at the University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews has an annual visiting scholar programme and the five 2018 recipients have a series of blogs reporting on their work.Of particular interest to BPH is José Luís Neves from…

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PhD scholarships

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business and service professionals. This programme would include history of photography. 

In addition to its regular programme of fee-paying doctorates, the University of West London is offering PhD…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2018 at 8:57 — No Comments

Exhibition: Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018 / Arles, until 6 January 2019

Luma is pleased to announce the exhibition, Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018, a major project exploring the rich history of mechanically-reproduced imagery from the nineteenth century to the present, organized by visual artist and theorist Walead Beshty. The exhibition features over three…

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Gallery display: Photography - A Living Art: Then and Now / until 3 November 2019

The National Portrait Gallery began acquiring photographs shortly after its foundation in 1856, although the first photograph did not officially enter the Collection until 1932. Since then, the Gallery’s Photographs Collection has expanded to include approximately 250,000 examples of the medium. Dating from photography’s earliest days following its discovery…

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Exhibition: Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers / from 30 January 2019

From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will, for the first time, present an in depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. In collaboration with Fast Forward Women…

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Exhibition: Under Indian Skies - 19th-Century Photographs from a Private Collection / until 28 April 2019

The David Collection’s new special exhibition provides a hitherto unknown first-hand impression of 19th-century India, primarily — but not exclusively — seen with the eyes of western photographers. Through original vintage photographs, the viewer is taken back to photography’s birth and earliest childhood and up to around 1900.

Photography had made a…

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