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Online talk: The Rio Tape/Slide Archive / 17 October 2020

Alan Denney and Tamara Stoll discuss their new book The Rio Tape/Slide Archive, published by Isola Press, in conversation with Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery. Programmed as part of …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 11, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments

Online resource: Placing Osborne House in the history of photography

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were passionate collectors of photography from the announcement of the medium. Following their purchase of the Osborne estate in 1845, this locality became an important setting for the early photographic experiences of the royal family. The presence of the royal family at Osborne House contributed to the Isle of Wight becoming…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2020 at 9:03 — No Comments

Emeritus Professor Roger Taylor MVO

Roger Taylor, photo-historian, has been recognised in the 2020 Queen's birthday honours list with a MVO  - Member of the Royal Victorian Order - for 'services to the Royal Collection'. Taylor's association with the collection started in the late 1970s with a project for World Microfilms, it developed in to a landmark exhibition with Frances…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2020 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Study day online: On Alinari. International Perspectives and Methodological Reflections / 13 October 2020

The long history of the renowned Alinari photographic firm, founded in 1852 in Florence, reached a turning point in December 2019 as the regional government Regione Toscana acquired the company's millions of photographic objects, documents, specialized publications and historical technical equipment; the acquisition of the digital assets will soon complete…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 8, 2020 at 19:29 — No Comments

Developed in Birmingham

A new Community Interest Company Developed in Birmingham has now formed, co-directed by Jo Gane, Philip Singleton and Anna Sparham. Its aim is to build upon the work produced in 2017, led by the late Pete James.

In line with Pete’s wishes and intentions, Developed in Birmingham CIC will continue to explore and expose the city’s rich…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments

Auction: A L Henderson experimental photographs / 13 October 2020

Hansons auctioneers in Staffordshire is offering a lot from a descendent of the important photographer Arthur Lamont Henderson relating his his royalty photographers. Estimated at £15,000-25,000 the lots consists of royal portraits and other examples of his photographic work. The auction takes place on 13 October 2020. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2020 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Live Event: Anna Atkins: Botanical Illustration and Photographic Innovation / 10 November 2020

Join TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Humanities Division for an online in-conversation with Prof Geoffrey Batchen and Dr Lena Fritsch, discussing the work of pioneering British photographer and botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Her innovative use of new photographic technologies linked art and science, and exemplified the potential…

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Online lecture: The first women of photography 1839-1860 / 27 October 2020

This online talk, part of the Photo Oxford programme, is delivered by one of the leading researchers on early women photographers, Rose Teanby. It focuses on British women photography pioneers from its earliest days. Many early women photographers have been hidden from history or rarely highlighted despite their unique contribution to our photographic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 3, 2020 at 19:47 — No Comments

Lacock Abbey has slavery link

The National Trust has released an Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including Links with Historic Slavery which surveys its properties and highlights links between the property, past owners and slavery and colonialism.  Lacock Abbey, one of photography's most…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2020 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Publication: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process

Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process describes the mechanisms and chemistry of platinum/palladium printing in safe and practical ways. Clearly presented formulae allow the printer to work with platinum, palladium, or varying combinations of both. The printed-out image…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2020 at 10:17 — No Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2020 - winners announced

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the two winners of its annual Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. Chicago-based artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has won the Photography Book Award for her eponymous book LaToya Ruby Frazier (Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg), which brings together three photographic series that comment on racial…

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Auction: Iain Macmillan's Hasselblad camera / 13 October 2020

The Hasselblad camera used by Iain Macmillan (1938-2006) to photograph The Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album cover is being offered for auction by Bonhams on 13 October 2020. The Hasseblad 500C camera comes with its Zeiss Planar 80mm /2.8 lens and the viewfinder screen is still marked up with lines outlining the Abbey Road crossing.

Accompanying the lot…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Publication: How Change Happens: Photography, Education and Society

There was a paradigm shift in the way photography was taught in Britain in the 1960/70s. In How Change Happens: Photography Education and Society May McWilliams uses four colleges - Derby College/Trent Poly, Newport College, London College of Printing, Regent Street Polytechnic -  as case studies to illustrate the change. Oral history accounts…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Fotografiska London is no more...for now

Fotografiska London, the Museum of Photography, which was originally due to open in 2018 has been cancelled as the investment group behind it, Fotografiska…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 17, 2020 at 20:00 — No Comments

Online conference: Let Us Now Praise Famous Women / 24 October 2020

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: Discovering the work of Female Photographers is an online conference being held on 24 October as part of Photo Oxford. It will explore the critical work of women writing about, collecting, and curating photography by women.

Key questions include how women’s voices are heard in the history and criticism of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2020 at 8:52 — 2 Comments

Auction: Snowdon - A life in art and objects / 4-24 September 2020

Although he would come to be best known as a member of the British royal family, Lord Snowdon was first, foremost and to the end, a photographer. A selection of his prints and other personal possessions are offered in a Christie's auction:  Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects running online from 4-24 September. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2020 at 8:45 — No Comments

Roger Watson to retire from Lacock's Fox Talbot Museum

Roger Watson, curator of the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, is to retire at the end of this month. In a Facebook post to friends he said: 'After 20 years at the Fox Talbot Museum it seems the right time to go. I leave with so many great memories. This has been the most significant portion of my career and I’ve enjoyed it so much. The best memories were my talks…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2020 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum re-open

The National Trust has re-opened Lacock Abbey grounds and the adjacent Fox Talbot Museum. Admission is by pre-booked timed ticket. The Abbey rooms remain closed.

Admission is £10 and at the time of writing there are slots available at half-hourly intervals until 13 September. Tickets are released weekly each Friday and must be booked by 1500 on the day…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2020 at 14:33 — No Comments

Capt Sir Tom Moore, Keighley and photography

One of the more heart-warming stories coming out of the UK's COVID-19 lockdown was the fund-raising garden walk of centenarian Tom Moore, who raised over £30 million and was knighted for his efforts. There is a photography angle to this and the following text from the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2020 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Online course: Looking to the present, looking to the past / from 9 September 2020

This first, of a three-part series, led by Colin Pantall, consists of eight lectures. It will introduce you to the contemporary practice of photography through examples that link the historical, the contemporary, and the theoretical in a way that is dynamic, visual, and accessible to everybody.

Touching on major photographic genres such as landscape…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2020 at 17:23 — No Comments

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