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Michael Pritchard's Blog – January 2019 Archive (15)

Talk: Somerset Photographers 1839-1939 / Bath: 25 March 2019

Phil Nichols and Robin Ansell the authors of the recent book Secure the Shadow: Somerset Photographers 1839-1939 will be speaking at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN on 25 March, on behalf of the Bath & Avon Family History Society. The talk is open to everyone. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 26, 2019 at 12:05 — No Comments

Course: Photography and its Histories / London: 21 February-21 March 2019

‘Odd,’ wrote Roland Barthes in his renowned 1980 study of photography, ‘that no one has thought of the disturbance (to civilisation) which this new action causes.'

Recent years have duly witnessed an explosion of scholarship considering the social and psychological impact of taking photographs. This course draws on recent approaches to explore the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 26, 2019 at 8:48 — 3 Comments

Job: Archivist, The Photographers' Gallery, London: closes 25 February 2019

As The Photographers' Gallery approaches its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 it is seeking an archivist. The Gallery is the UK’s leading centre for the presentation and exploration of photography in all its forms and a dedicated home for an international photographic community. Established in London in 1971, the Gallery has been instrumental in reflecting…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2019 at 20:21 — No Comments

Job: Project Manager, National Science+Media Museum / closes 3 February 2019

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford (NSMM) houses a 3-screen cinema operation including Europe's first IMAX. The NSMM Pictureville cinema (300 seats) and Cubby Broccoli cinema (100 seats) screen the best of independent cinema with selected mainstream titles and a Screen Arts programme. IMAX (218 seats) screens the best feature titles available in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 23, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Pitt Rivers receives £70,500 grant (UPDATED)

The Pitt Rivers Museum has been awarded £70,500 in the latest round of DCMS/Wolfson funding awards, aimed at helping museums increase access to their collections.

This award will fund Engaging the Senses: Activating the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Photograph and Sound Collections through digital audio-visual technology. This project will…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 14, 2019 at 6:30 — No Comments

Workshop: Van Dyke Brown / 27 January 2019

Make exquisite rich brown images using this 19th century print technique.  Led by local photographic artist Catriona Gray who specialises in alternative processes, this short, three-hour workshop, will show you all you need to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 13, 2019 at 18:08 — No Comments

Auction: 1839 photogenic drawings by William Salvin at auction / 31 January 2019

Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull is offering a group of photogenic drawings dating from May 1839 in its forthcoming auction of books and photography. The group are believed to have been made by William Thomas Salvin of Croxdale Hall, County Durham. They are estimated at £2000-3000. 

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Exhibition: A L Henderson's 1904 Holiday Snaps from Athens / Athens: Benaki Museum, until 5 May 2019

Alexander Lamont Henderson (1838-1907) was a photographer who was distinguished for his services by Queen Victoria of Britain and a member of the Royal Photographic Society. The information related to his life and work is poor as his "royal" images were destroyed after the death of Queen Victoria and his "commercial" work which was donated to the library of…

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Exhibition: Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey / New York, from 30 January 2019

Opening on 30 January, 2019 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey presents masterpieces of early 19th-century photography by one of its unsung pioneers. A trailblazer of the newly invented daguerreotype process, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804–1892) travelled throughout the Eastern…

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Funded PhD: the history of independent film exhibition in Leeds / 9 January deadline

The University of Leeds and Leeds Film are partnering to offer a funded PhD to produce an analysis of the history of independent cinema exhibition in Leeds. This collaborative doctoral project seeks to break new ground by enabling a student to carry out an analysis on independent film exhibition in Leeds informed by both academic scholarship and practical…

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Event: Pioneering Women Photographers in the Royal Collection / Woking: 28 March 2019

The Royal Collection contains a significant body of work which reveals the historical and contemporary importance of women photographers. Join Catlin Langford, Assistant Curator at the Royal Collection Trust, as she discusses key moments in photographic history, from the development of accessible camera technologies to the advent of colour…

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Symposium: Women, work and commerce in the creative industries, Britain, 1750-1950 / 8-9 February 2019

Registration is opwn for the symposium Women, work and commerce in the creative industries, Britain, 1750-1950 which takes place on 7 and 9 February 2019 in London.

This two-day conference adds to the growing body of feminist scholarship that is deconstructing the male-dominated history of commercial and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 4, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Cameron illustrated Idylls of the King acquired by St Andrews

One of the most famous nineteenth-century collaborations between a poet and a photographer has found a home at the University of St Andrews Special Collections.

Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, and Other Poems, 1875, photographically illustrated by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the most celebrated women…

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Exhibition: Everyone a Photographer. The Rise of Amateur Photography, 1880-1910 / Amsterdam, from 15 February 2019

The Rijksmuseum’s curator of photography, Mattie Boom, has for the last few years been studying hundreds of photographs for her doctoral research into the emergence of amateur photography in the Netherlands. The results of her work will be on show from 15 February 2019 in Everyone a Photographer, an exhibition of more than 130…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 1, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Five for 2019

Welcome to 2019. During the forthcoming year BPH will continue to report on news, exhibitions, publications, jobs and events relevant to British photographic history. It now has over 3000 subscribers and more than 3000 blog posts have been made since 2007, plus, of course, events, forum posts and images. 

To kick off 2019 here are five events that we have to look forward to:…

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