Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Famous for his portrait of Queen Victoria on her horse ‘Fyvie’, accompanied by her servant John Brown, George Washington Wilson was at the time among the best known of royal photographers. His picturesque images helped popularise a romantic view of the Scottish landscape. These were sold to the Victorian middle classes holidaying in Scotland, a pursuit…Continue
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Experts discuss the massive contribution to British photography by two Hungarians in the 1930s and after: Stefan Lorant and Andor Kraszna-Krausz. British photography in print owes a huge debt to two Hungarian immigrants. The founding editor of the influential photojournalist magazine Picture Post (1938-57) was Stefan (István) Lorant. The founding owner…Continue
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The second year of membership of the Martin Parr Foundation begins on 12 November and includes a signed print of a Martin Parr photograph - the new print will be unveiled on the 12th. These change each year and are only available to members.
Membership benefits also include guided tours of the …Continue
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Founded in 2017 British Culture Archive is a registered non-profit resource set up to document, highlight and preserve the changes in British society and culture through social and documentary photography.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage people by curating online galleries, events and exhibitions – highlighting the changes of everyday…Continue
As part of the National Museum Cardiff's Photography Season 2019-20 three new exhibitions have opened presenting work by four of the most influential artists/photographers in the history of the medium: August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr. The exhibitions predominantly comprise loaned photographs, a number of which have never been…Continue
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A major exhibition of prints by the renowned photomontage artist John Heartfield opens at Four Corners Gallery this Autumn. 33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks against war and fascism will be on display, bringing his inspiring imagery to a new generation.
This set of anti-Nazi photomontage posters was recently rediscovered in its original…Continue
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The programme for this conference at the V&A Museum has been announced. How do photographs construct meanings in museums? Why are some photographs collected as ‘significant’ and others, of historical value, not Bringing together new work on institutional ‘photographic…Continue
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The V&A has unveiled a major new photography commission by internationally-acclaimed artist Valérie Belin. Known for her monumental photographs exploring artifice, identify and representation, Belin has found inspiration in the V&A’s photographs collection for her new series Reflection. Ten of Belin’s resulting 173 x 130cm pigment prints are…Continue
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A highly significant collection of work by pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge is to be brought back to his home town thanks to a partnership between the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University.
The unique material is part of the Victorian photographer’s own personal collection, which he bequeathed to Kingston Museum on his death. It…Continue
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Chiswick Auctions next sale of Photographica includes a large selection of historic and collectable photographs and cameras. Of particular note is a group of lantern slides of East London Types by 'KY' from c.1900.
The full auction can be seen online here: …Continue
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As part of Photography Scotland’s Season of Photography which runs until the end of November Roddy Simpson, on the eve of the 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson Day, will be talking about the work of American-born twentieth century photographer Alvin Langdon…Continue
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Cartes-de-visite were the first form of affordable mass-produced photography. These images of families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day were wildly popular during the Victorian era. Queen Victoria herself helped spread the craze by building her own collection. People collected photographs of their families and…
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Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 6-7:30pm. Room 106, 46 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD.
Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Fully Visible and…Continue
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A distinguished panel of experts, chaired by Dr Russell Roberts (co-curator of Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions) and including Max Becher (photographer and son of Bernd…Continue
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From the late 1880s there was a marked increase in the number of British women becoming professional photographers. Drawing on archival documents and photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
This talk examines the dynamics of women photographers’ studios to better understand how they became competitors in a male-dominated…Continue
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In the last thirty years, scholarship on stereography has moved from the margins to a more central position in the…Continue
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The stereoscopic craze that swept over France and Britain from the mid-1850s to the 1862 Exhibition led to the production of millions of binocular photographs that are an invaluable help for anyone who wishes to study and understand the Victorian era. Among those images, so precious for the historian of the period, are hundreds of portraits of famous and…Continue
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Photography has been entangled with education processes for nearly two centuries. For much of that time, photography has been used to communicate information, cement knowledge, and train individuals, groups, and machines alike in visual literacy and the meaning of cultural customs. In the late twentieth century, photography became absorbed into academia…Continue
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The Icon Photographic Materials Group is delighted to announce the third photo conservation round table, taking place on Friday 29th November at the Science Museum in London. The event will consist of five-minute presentations and discussion, and aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among conservators, as well as other professionals interested…Continue
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