Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Martin Parr collection of photobooks comprises of over 12,000 items. The collection’s strengths lie in its extensiveness of photobooks from around the world, with a focus on documentary photography and propaganda materials. It includes key works by renowned photographers, alongside self-published amateur work and mass-produced commercial books. The…Continue
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Social media platform. Billion-dollar company. Home of fitspiration, avocado brunches, and over-filtered sunsets. Instagram is the place where we share our lives and peek into the lives of others—friends, family, influencers, celebrities. But what does it mean to encounter photographs as part of Instagram’s endless feed? How does this platform shape how we…Continue
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John Thomson’s photographic vision marks him out as one of history’s most important travel photographers. Featuring dramatic images developed from negatives preserved in London’s Wellcome Library, this exhibition introduces the sights and people of nineteenth-century Thailand as witnessed by Thomson’s camera.
Born in Edinburgh in 1837, the…Continue
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Now in its 35th year, The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have a long history of profiling talent, celebrating outstanding new publications alongside their authors and creators. At the heart of each edition of awards is a team of judges who select the Best Photography Book and the Best Moving Image Book from the past year.
The 2020 judging panel brings…Continue
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Scotland’s Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection, the exhibition showcasing highlights of an exceptional collection of historic photographs which capture over a century of Scottish life, will see its opening time extended for another two…Continue
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The landmark exhibition, 黎芳 Lai Fong (c.1839–1890): Photographer of China presents nearly 50 Lai Fong photographs made in the 1870s and 1880s of China. The photographs have been selected from more than 400 Lai Fong photographs in the renowned Loewentheil Collection, which includes more than 21,000 early…Continue
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This exhibition will reveal for the first time an extraordinary group of women who helped reshape Britain's photographic culture. A unique group of photographers, encompassing established figures such as Dorothy Bohm, Gerti Deutsch, Elsbeth Juda, Lotte Meitner-Graf and Edith Tudor Hart, as well as lesser-known photographers such as Elisabeth Chat,…Continue
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The impact of refugee artists in shaping British visual culture between the wars and in the post-war period is relatively well documented. Far less well-known is the fact that among the refugees fleeing Nazi-dominated Europe for Britain there were many women photographers. The work of these women, some well-known, many unrecognised, brought a fresh approach…Continue
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More than 2,300 photobooks from the Charles Chadwyck-Healey collection including publications from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray and Diane Arbus are included in this vast gift of photobooks to the Bodleian Library. The collection adds considerably to the photography holdings that includes William Fox Talbot’s Pencil of…Continue
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A new publication continues Terry Bennet's fascination with east Asian photography, mostly recently his three-volume History of Photography in China. Just published is Early Photography in Vietnam which is a fascinating and outstanding pictorial record of photography in Vietnam during the century of French rule. As with Terry's…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments
The Science Museum has announced its research seminar series for winter and spring 2020. They are free to attend and open to science museum staff, students, museum professionals and academics with a research interest in the history of science, technology, medicine and museums as well as material and visual culture more broadly. Admission is free.
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The Art Newspaper has reported that the Alinari photographic archive which was under threat of dispersal has been acquired by the regional government of Tuscany. It will create a new foundation in Florence to preserve its more than five million items.
The world’s oldest photographic firm, …Continue
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Thursday 20 February 2020, 6-7:30pm
Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Jason Bate (Falmouth University)
The Politics and Ethics of Emerging Medical Collections from the 'Great'…
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The second release of historic photographs of people, equipment and events, mostly from the early history of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, up to about 1970, is now available on line. The combined PhotoArchive now contains 406 images, 367 in black and white and 39 in colour. The first release contained images of many famous pieces of…Continue
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Today, the V&A announces the appointment of renowned photography curator and scholar Duncan Forbes as Director of Photography. Forbes will take up the newly-created role in April 2020 to drive forward the V&A’s reputation as one of the world’s leading institutions for the research, exhibition and understanding of international…Continue
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Hyperallergic has reported that Paris Musées is now offering 100,000 digital reproductions of artworks in the city’s museums on open access — free of charge and without restrictions —…Continue
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How do scholars use photography in their research? What can they learn from photographs? What can we understand from them about our relationship with the photographs that we make and those that we encounter almost everywhere we go?
Edited by Dr Gil Pasternak from the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University (UK), The Handbook…Continue
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Dr Kelley Wilder, Director of the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University has been awarded a Professorship in Photographic History at the same university. Details of her inaugural lecture will be announced in due course.
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A new photography fair which will be held during Photo London has been announced. The Classic Photograph Fair London will offer a wide range of images from early paper negatives and daguerreotypes to press photographs documenting the stormy 1960s.
The fair will take place on 16 May 2020 from 0900-1800 at the Arcade, Bush House, 60 Aldwych, London…Continue
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