Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
First Person Plural is a symposium to be held at the Science Museum on Saturday 1 March. The event is being presented in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella and is one of a number of events linked to Media Space's Only in England.
Curated and introduced by Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella, the symposium looks back on the influential…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 30, 2014 at 20:02 — No Comments
January 2014 – Save Photo Limited have discovered what may be the earliest surviving original images of Winston Churchill. They were discovered in the Hills and Saunders Harrow Collection, which they were contracted to digitise, conserve and catalogue for the private owner. The collection was found in poor condition in the dairy barn of a farm outside…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 28, 2014 at 7:50 — No Comments
The Science Museum is seeking a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Paper or Photographic conservator to provide conservation support in the development and delivery of exhibitions in our new Media Space Gallery.
Media Space is an exciting new exhibition space in the Science Museum. It will showcase the National Photography Collection held by the National…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2014 at 8:29 — No Comments
As reported here previously The Royal Photographic Society has digitised the Photographic Journal / RPS Journal from 1853 to 2012 and made it available free of charge to the public. It is now accessible through the RPS website…Continue
BPH is very excited to have received a copy of A Royal Passion. Queen Victoria and Photography by Anne Lyden and contributions from Sophie Gordon and Jennifer Green-Lewis. The book accompanies the Getty's exhibition of the same name which opens on 4 February at the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Watch out for a review shortly.
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments
Wellcome Images has announced that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Out of copyright images are being released under the …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2014 at 21:52 — No Comments
What are the issues raised by the commissioning of new works by a photographic archive? How do these new works alter or activate the existing archival collections; how do they alter understandings of the archive? And what are the considerations for a photographer/artist making work specifically to enter the archive?
The Library of…
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2014 at 6:33 — No Comments
A reader has three photographic medals awarded to a Miss M Brightwell in the 1920s by the B.M.T.S.P.S. Does anyone know what the BMTSPS was? The PS presumably stands for Photographic Society.
David Burder FRPS and Roger Smith will be presenting a replica of what was probably the first camera to be used commercially in England. Wolcott and Johnson’s design was adapted by Johnson and Beard and patented by Beard. The speakers will talk about the project, the making of the camera…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 10, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments
BPH publicised this project last year and the results of the first round of discussions and meetings have now been published. The website features case studies with Liz Hingley, Daniel Meadows and Mark Power. Read more here: …Continue
Photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. The negatives were found in expedition photographer Herbert Ponting’s darkroom and have been painstakingly conserved revealing never before seen Antarctic images.
The Trust’s conservation…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on January 2, 2014 at 8:16 — No Comments