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Michael Pritchard's Blog – January 2015 Archive (9)

EXCLUSIVE - The five photographs that changed everything.

BBC Radio 3's The Essay is running a series of five programmes each evening between 16-20 February 2015 at 2245, under the banner of 'The Five Photographs that (you didn't know) changed Everything'. The photographs being discussed are not generally found in the history books; they are not generally art; and the photographers who made them are not generally known…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 31, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860

This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 31, 2015 at 7:56 — No Comments

Exhibition: Historic Photography Uncovered

This exhibition traces the evolution of photography, as a scientific process, as a social record and a medium for artistic expression. The photographic material on display dates from the mid-19th to mid-20th century and shows how the history of photography relates to our own collections and the visual history of Wales.

Discover the story of the Dillwyn Llewelyn family…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 29, 2015 at 20:58 — No Comments

Exhibition: Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience

Next month the V&A will present a display of over 50 recently acquired photographs that explore the experiences of black people in Britain in the latter half of the 20th century, enhanced by excerpts from oral histories gathered by Black Cultural Archives.

Over the last seven years the V&A has been working with Black Cultural Archives to acquire photographs…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2015 at 8:05 — No Comments

Call: Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund enables the Rijksmuseum to annually award two postgraduate fellowships that stimulate photo-historical research by prospective curators from the Netherlands or abroad. The research is based on the National Photo Collection held by the Rijksmuseum’s Print Room. It will form the basis for an essay on classical photography pertaining to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2015 at 7:53 — No Comments

TV: John Dillwyn Llewelyn - 26 January 2015

Michael Portillo in his BBC Great Railway Journeys programme on Monday, 26 January, takes a look at John Dillwyn Llewelyn, a founder member of the Photographic Society in 1853, and an early Calotypist, with RPS Director-General Michael Pritchard. The two Michaels discuss JDL's work as a photographer and take a look at some of the beautiful albums of his work held by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Job: Assistant/Associate Curator, Photographs, Metropolitan Museum, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Assistant/Associate Curator who will be a full-time member of the curatorial team of the Department of Photographs, whose principal focus will be nineteenth-century French and English photography and the active building of the department’s Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library.  He/she will be…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 18, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Publication: Thomas Keith and John Forbes White

BPH noted the forthcoming publication The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White by John Hannavy. The book is now being printed as the photograph shows. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 11, 2015 at 15:45 — 1 Comment

Resource: Process identification charts

Gawain Weaver Art Conservation has two process identification charts available for free download. The charts cover photomechanical processes and nineteenth century photography. Click the link to take a look and download. …


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 11, 2015 at 15:36 — No Comments

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