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Michael Pritchard's Blog – January 2013 Archive (18)

Job: Senior Lecturer Photographic History

De Montfort University is seeking applicants for a fixed term maternity cover position, from 6 March 2013 – 5 July 2013 in Photographic History, for teaching on the MA Photographic History and Practice. The candidate will be responsible for teaching on Theory and Photography module and Research Methods in Photographic History as well as providing student support on…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 29, 2013 at 5:24 — No Comments

Conservation workshops

Along with the annually held Dutch workshops, the Fotorestauratie Atelier VOF is now offering Master Classes in Photograph Conservation taught in English. These workshops are meant for collection managers, registrars, conservators and all others interested in learning more about the identification and preservation of photographs. For a description of each workshop, please…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 28, 2013 at 19:40 — No Comments

Publication: The Lumière Autochrome

The Lumière Autochrome. History, Technology and Preservation is a thoroughly illustrated guide to the history and technology of autochromes with a practical guide for storage & preservation. Louis Lumière is perhaps best known for his seminal role in the invention of cinema, but his most important contribution to the history of photography was the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Publication: Capturing the Light

The story of two lone geniuses and the extraordinary race to invent photography. At the heart of the non-fiction Capturing the Light, there lies a small scrap of purple-tinged paper, over 170…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 19, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Auction: Francis Frith, Egypt, Sinai, and Jerusalem

Sotheby's auction of Fine Travel and Plate Books, A private collection includes a copy of Francis Frith's Egypt, Sinai, and Jerusalem: a series of twenty photographic views. London, [c.1858]. The copy is estimated at £100,000-150,000.  The catalogue will be available online at…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 19, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Wanted: Stereoviews from 1914

Do you have any stereoviews that date from 1914? These are required for a 3D documentary film about the period and we are searching for stereoviews from 1914, either dated by protocols, archives or by scene/people/events on the photography. We are interested in all all scenes and/or subjects as long as they are stereo-photography from 1914.

We are interested…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 14, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Event: Between Art and Information: Collecting Photographs

Between Art and Information: Collecting Photographs is a one-day meeting organised by the Museums and Galleries History Group and the Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University. It takes place on Saturday, 2 March 2013 and is open to students and the wider public. 

Attendees can register at: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 13, 2013 at 12:17 — No Comments

Lecture: Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism?

The 2013 Scottish Society for the History of Photography Annan Lecture will be given Dr Mike Ware FRSC. It is titled: Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism? Ware is a chemist who has undertaken extensive and ground-breaking research into various aspect of photography and early processes. His website is…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Publication: The American Backmark

This book organizes over 1,300 different carte-de-visite back variants found into 40 categories such as Photo Studio, Animals, Humans, Transportation, Patriotic, Aesthetic and Highly Artistic. William C. Darrah, in his book Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography, mentioned that no one had ever attempted to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Job: Project Co-ordinator (Admin), Library of Birmingham: GRAIN

Grain: West Midlands Photography Hub and Network, Project Co-ordinator (Admin).  The Library of Birmingham, supported by Arts Council England and working in collaboration with local, national and international partners is creating a hub and network for photography and photographers. This new project, called Grain, will include research and development projects and a range of ambitious high quality opportunities all aimed to strengthen and sustain photography in the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 9, 2013 at 13:35 — No Comments

£1 million sought by Bodleian to secure the Personal Archive of William Henry Fox Talbot

The Bodleian Libraries have been awarded  £1.2 million by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) towards the acquisition of the Personal Archive of William Henry Fox Talbot. The only significant Talbot collection remaining in private hands, this important archive is being sold for £2.2 million and the Bodleian Libraries have until the end of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 9, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

Obituary: Gordon Moore (1928-2012), last of the Liverpool camera makers

Gordon Moore, who has just died was the last of a long line of Liverpool camera makers. He was born in 1928 and his early early education was undertaken at Mersey Park School in Tranmere, a short walk from his home. After leaving school Gordon enrolled at The Institute in Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead, where he studied mechanical…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 9, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: American daguerreotypes in Bry-sur-Marne

The Daguerreian Portrait in America / Le portrait daguerreian en Amerique is an exhibition that will open will open in the home of Louis J M Daguerre in Bry-sur-Marne, France (near Paris) in September of 2013. It will be the first public exhibition of photographs ever held in the mansion once occupied by the inventor of photography.

More than 60 images will be included in the display, including daguerreotypes by such early American masters as Jeremiah Gurney…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2013 at 20:43 — No Comments

Research Seminars: History of Photography

The Courtauld is holding a research seminar in history of photography which is open to all. On Wednesday, 27 February – Sarah Kember (Professor of New Technologies of Communication, Goldsmiths, University of London) will talk about Ubiquitous Photography: from Everywhere to ‘Everyware’. 5.30pm, Research Forum South Room. Further information here:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2013 at 20:24 — No Comments

Highlights of the Gernsheim Collection: Niépce's Le Gras

BPH carried a report on the Gernheim exhibition currently on view at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim (see: here). The museum has kindly supplied an image showing the installation of Niépce View from…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Professional Photography and Amateur Snapshots: Reconstructing Histories...

Photography is not just a technology for documenting life: like most technologies, it is itself a powerful agent of social change. The presence of the photographer turns us all into performers: almost all aspects of life – from high politics to consumption, from violence to sex – change for and through the gaze of the camera. The habit of being photographed has become so ingrained that we are barely conscious of it, and yet, we constantly play to the camera. And even where it is temporarily…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 5, 2013 at 17:04 — No Comments

Exhibition Extended: Highlights of the Gernsheim Collection

The Birth of Photography: Highlights of the Helmut Gernsheim Collection, is a special exhibition at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim’s Forum Internationale Photographie (FIP), and showcases two centuries of the history of photography. In homage to the ground-breaking photographer Helmut Gernsheim (1913-1995), the exhibition on the occasion of his 100th birthday…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 5, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Website: Either / And

Either/And has been devised as a framework within which to debate and share perspectives, using issues and questions posed by the National Media Museum and its partners as the catalyst for discussion and exchange relating to media. A series of commissioned essays, interviews, images and films will be published on the site to serve as the catalyst for online…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 1, 2013 at 17:16 — No Comments

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