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Publication: Berwick's earliest photographers

A new publication looks at Berwick-on-Tweed's earliest photographers. Jim Walker's book chronicles Berwick's photographic scene from the 1840s and shows examples of work in and around Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal. 

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Auction: Photographica / London: Thursday 16 May

Chiswick's auction of Photographica which takes place on 16 May includes a range of cameras and photographs. Of particular interest is are several lots of previously unseen material from Herbert G Ponting.

Other lots of note are: 

  • Lot 134. A portrait of ABD ALLAH BEN ABDI, MARSHAL OF THE LOGIS DES SPAHIS, 1862
  • Lot 136a. J J E…
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Exhibition: Women and Work / Rye Art Gallery, until 12 May 2019

Women and work. Photographs from the Archives of Mary Stormont and Susan Benn is an exhibition at the Rye Art Gallery and remains on view until 12 May.  Curator Susan Benn said: “Observing women at work in a narrative context is a returning theme throughout her photographic work to date.” She wants to tell visual stories in long form photo…

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Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History / London: 14 May 2019

Sotheby's upcoming auction of travel and natural history on 14 May includes several items of photographic interest. 

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Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre - Summer programme

Birkbeck's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has announced its summer programme which starts with Mirjam Brusius discussing William Henry Fox Talbot. The seminars are all free and open to anyone. 

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 6-7:30pm

Room 114 (Keynes Library), 46 Gordon Square, WC1H…

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Study day: Early Edinburgh photography / Archibald Burns / Edinburgh, 12 May 2019

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography and Roddy Simpson will present a talk, and walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town on Sunday, 12 May 2019. Roddy will explore the area in the context of the photographs of notable Edinburgh based photographer, Archibald Burns (1831-80), concentrating on those published in Picturesque ‘Bits’ from Old Edinburgh and…

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Photographic Collections Network appoints a new manager

The Photographic Collections Network has announced the appointment of a new manager. Debbie Adele Cooper who took up the role in April 2019.

Debbie's work as a producer, project manager, curator, trainer and artist is widely known and respected in the photographic sector. She comes from Museums Sheffield, where she was fundraising manager, and…

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Publication: Informally Royal. Studio Lisa and the Royal Family 1936-1966

A chance meeting in 1936 gave Lisa and Jimmy Sheridan the opportunity of a lifetime. Keen amateur photographers, their company Studio Lisa was engaged by the then Duke and Duchess of York to take casual photographs of their family, including the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, at their homes Royal Lodge and at 145 Piccadilly,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 28, 2019 at 20:44 — No Comments

Photo London 2019: a focus on photographic history / London: 16-19 May 2019

Photo London prides itself on being the best place to discover the future directions of photography; many of which can be found in its acclaimed Discovery section which showcases the very best in emerging talent. However as its…

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The London Photograph Fair / London, 18-19 May 2019

On 18-19 May, the Special Edition of The London Photograph Fair returns to The Great Hall at King's College, adjacent to Somerset House. The fair, which coincides with Photo London, is the only established fair devoted to vintage photography in the UK.

There are twenty exhibitors this year, from the UK, Continental Europe and the USA, including Photos…

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Export of Cultural Objects 2018-19 / Julia Margaret Cameron's The Norman Album

The DCMS and Arts Council have published the 2017-18 Export of Objects of Cultural Interest report. Of note for the photography community is the report detailing the loss of the Norman Album by Julia Margaret Cameron which is quoted in full below, with additional information in square brackets: 

Case 10 Images from the Life (The Norman…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 28, 2019 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Imperial War Museum photography collections move

The IWM's photographic collection will now be housed at IWM Duxford in a new, state-of-the-art storage facility. As a result researchers will need to order material at least five full working days in advance of a planned visit. Moving the photographic…

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Stewart & Skeels - a new dealership in historic and collectable photography

Lindsey Stewart and Joanna Skeels are a new specialist dealership in early photographs and related…

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V&A announces new Curatorial Fellowship in Photography

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announces a new Curatorial Fellowship in Photography. Generously supported by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, the fellowship will run for the next four years. The Curatorial Fellowship follows the Foundation’s ongoing support of the V&A and its significant donation towards the museum’s recently-opened…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 26, 2019 at 7:05 — No Comments

cfp: Light Sensitive Material Photography conference 2019 / proposals by 5 June 2019

The fields of photography theory and history have in recent years moved away from the assumption of a break between analogue and digital image to a more nuanced understanding of both past and contemporary photographic practices, images, and technologies. Increasingly photography is discussed in relation to other media, to industry and markets and to…

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'Camera girl' Doreen Spooner dies aged 91 years

Doreen Spooner (1928–21 April 2019), the first woman to work as a staff photographer on a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 22, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

V&A Photography Centre receives major donation from Sir Elton John and David Furnish

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Sir Elton John and David Furnish to revolutionise public access to photography. Comprising a significant donation towards the museum’s recently opened Photography Centre, for which gallery 101 will be renamed ‘The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery’, the partnership will also include a major…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

cfp: The Art and Science of the Moon / proposals by 15 May 2019

T o mark the fiftieth anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will host a major exhibition exploring our evolving relationship with the Moon across times and cultures. The Moon (19 July 2019 – 5 January 2020) will present a scientific and cultural history of our nearest celestial neighbour, exploring…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2019 at 10:23 — No Comments

Film: Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay available for free

Grant Scott and Tim Pellatt the team behind the documentary Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay are making the film available to view for FREE from 7.00pm BST Sunday 21 April 2019.

Subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCej50am1kZr0VSAN20TQLAg … to receive a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2019 at 10:06 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photographs / Museum of London, closes 6 May 2019

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Historic Photographs collection, raising understanding, awareness and use of the collection, providing physical and intellectual access, producing online and other content, and contributing to the development of the new Museum of London at West Smithfield. In particular, you will contribute to the…

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