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Leicester's De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre annual conference for 2020 titled Camera Education: Photographic Histories of Visual Literacy, Schooling, and the Imagination will take place on 15-16 June 2020. Due to COVID-19 it will be run online and can be booked through the…Continue
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Chiswick Auction's Fine Photographica sale will go ahead online on 29 April. The auctions includes a number of British photographers from Robert Howlett's portrait of I K Brunel (lot 105) to work from George Rodger, Richard Sadler, Fay Godwin, John Swannell, T R Williams (lot 111), Francis Bedford and others. Of particular note is a group of ten…Continue
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The only known wartime film footage of a secret site connected to Bletchley Park has been discovered. The 11-minute silent film, believed to be a compilation of footage recorded between 1939-1945, shows members of MI6 Section VIII at Whaddon Hall, Buckinghamshire. During World War Two, this was a most secret site where Ultra intelligence produced by the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 5, 2020 at 14:11 — No Comments
COVID-19 has meant that the new print issue of The Classic will not be made available at its usual distribution points in selected galleries and institutions as they are currently all closed. The publisher, Michael Diemar, has decided to make the latest issue available as a pdf from its website.
Issue 3 includes:
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Matthew Broadhead, a descendent of the Victorian Leicester photographer F. W. Broadhead (1846-1925) has made over 250 photographs from his third great grandfather's studio available online for the first time.
The photographs can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/fwbroadhead
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The James Hyman Gallery has launched a special fundraising sale in support of the NHS. James and Claire Hyman' collection of British photography is one of the UK's most important private collections and Claire works as surgeon within the National Health Service.
The Gallery has put together a selection of works by some of the major photographers of…Continue
Hans P Kraus Jr, the New York based dealer and galler, had been looking forward to welcoming Paris Photo to New York, in partnership with AIPAD, for the first time. In light of the postponed event it is presenting it first E-list, a selection of images by British artists to entice, to inspire or merely to distract. They vary in subject matter and…Continue
St Andrews University Special Collections has spent some time recently working on replacing its ageing photographic collections site. The new and improved site is now available and aims to improve the discoverability, usability and shareability of its internationally important collection of photographs in all formats and of all ages. There are now over…Continue
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Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD at Cardiff University. Titled: Diversifying and decolonising conflict photography: an exploration of how accompanying textual information can influence the reading and understanding of photographs it is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme. The partner institutions are…Continue
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A new video about the Family Photo Talks workshop, organized by CRDI and driven by Susanna Muriel within the framework of the European Kaleidoscope project is now available. Family Photo Talks is a participatory workshop about collective memory, to share and disseminate the story of family photography. The workshop was organised by the Center for…Continue
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The Guardian newspaper has reported that the Getty Archive is using remote working to preserve its archival photographs. The Getty Images archive in Canning Town, east London, holds 80 million photographs and negatives, some of which are more than 100 years old and need careful preservation and protection to stop them quickly…Continue
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This new book uses archival material donated to the British Trust for Ornithology in 2011 and seeks to document and contextualise the life and work of Emma Louisa Turner (1867-1940). ELT, as she was known, was inspired to move on from pictorial photography to taking up serious bird photography by a chance meeting with Richard Kearton.in 1900. She became of…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 29, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments
Alan Griffiths the founder of the photo-history resource Luminous Lint writes: While we all go through the turmoil of COVID-19 we each have to do what we can. It is important for all students to have access to high quality materials on photohistory as universities, schools and libraries around the world close down so I've opened up…Continue
The British photography world continues to react to the government's latest announcements and advice concerning the coronavirus. Venues are closing and events are being cancelled or postponed. Some of the actions taken by the main photography venues along with upcoming events are noted below. Please comment with details of…Continue
Photographs are found in museums, libraries and archives all over the world and their care can present special challenges. This course is aimed at those responsible for their care. You will learn how to identify the common photographic processes, recognise potential conservation problems and solutions and prioritise care accordingly. The environmental,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2020 at 11:01 — No Comments
A ‘collaborative space for the public to explore, engage and have conversations with museum staff’, the new Ideas Hub will house a series of objects representing all areas of the Museum’s collections. Once visitors have interacted with these exhibits, they will be encouraged to offer feedback on their preferred ways of learning about such items’ stories –…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments
An exhibition on Scotland’s coasts featuring photographs and illustrations from Historic Environment Scotland's (HES) archives will go on display at the Shetland Museum and Archives until 17 May as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters.
The exhibition explores the Viking era, fishing and oil industries, 19th century seaside holiday makers, coastal…Continue
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In time for International Women's Day today - 8 March - Historic England has recognised the contribution of women photographers represented in the Historic England photography archive. Photographs include the earliest from 1864 by Miss E Scott (shown here) to the more recent architectural work of Margaret Harker.
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The current issue of Source magazine (no. 100 / Winter 2019/20) reports on the most recent photography acquisitions and existing photography collections of the Arts Councils of Ireland, England and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Arts Council stopped collecting in 1996.
A tables summarises the top twenty photographers with the most held prints…Continue
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One of the earliest travel photographers in Asia, John Thomson (1837-1921), who travelled extensively across China, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, in the 1860s and early 1870s, is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque in the city of his birth.
Heritage Environment Scotland (HES) is to install a bronze heritage plaque to John Thomson, at his…Continue
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