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Michael Pritchard's Blog – February 2011 Archive (19)

Friese Greene carte-de-visite sold on eBay

A carte-de-visite purportedly showing Helene Friese Greene, the wife of photographer and pioneer British cinematographer William Friese Greene, was sold on eBay yesterday for $371. The buyer is not known. The back of the carte was printed with Friese Green's Bath studio address which dates it to c1875. The item can… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on February 28, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Obituary: George Courtney Ward, aged 93 years

The Bournemouth Echo reported that photographer George Courtney Ward has died. Courtney Ward who died at his home in Westbourne on Tuesday, February 15, aged 93, photographed some of the most famous names in cinema during his 30 years working at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Dirk Bogarde,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 26, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Michael G. Wilson: 'a one man photography council'

The Financial Times carried an extensive interview with Michael G Wilson which touched on his role as a collector, chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Awards, Trustee of the National Media Museum, the museum's London presence and photography expert for the Art Fund. Read it here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b6e52608-3fb4-11e0-a1ba-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1F088zfEk

Added by Michael Pritchard on February 26, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Workshop: Researching Photographic History

The Royal Photographic Society and Birmingham Central Library are holding a practical workshop on researching photographic history on Saturday, 5 March 2011. Amongst the formal presentations will be others from active researchers in the field presenting aspects of their own research.

Researching photographic history is of interesting to many different historians not least of which are genealogists. The day will offer practical advice about undertaking research into all aspects of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2011 at 15:20 — No Comments

National Media Museum's visitors numbers fall 12%

The National Media Museum saw its visitor numbers drop by more than 12 per cent last year, a report revealed today. Figures compiled by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions show the museum attracted 526,914 visits – a drop of 12.8 per cent compared to 2009. This follows an 18 per cent drop in 2009 to 613,923 from 2008.



Museum director Colin Philpott said factors such as the Imax cinema closing for maintenance affected numbers but a great deal was still achieved by the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

NPG Hoppé and Kar events

The National Portrait Gallery has a number of events connected with its two photographic exhibitions the first dealing with E O Hoppé is open now and the next on Ida Kar opens in March. The events are summarised below but see the NPG website for more information and to book (www.npg.org.uk) In my experience events tend to fill up quickly so I would recommend early booking in order to secure a place.

 

HOPPÉ PORTRAITS: SOCIETY, STUDIO AND…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 22, 2011 at 9:08 — No Comments

Bradford's London presence is now called Media Space

Greenway Associates has reported that it is now working with the Science Museum, London in partnership with the National Media Museum, on Media Space a substantial exhibition and events space in London. The space offers not only a re-presentation of NMSI’s photography, film, and television collections, via temporary exhibitions and new programming, but also a space that is physically and programmatically geared towards adults and visitors coming to the South Kensington site. This is the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 22, 2011 at 6:41 — No Comments

J B B Wellington archive revealed on BBC's Antique Roadshow

As noted here (http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/antiques-roadshow-amp-early) the BBC's Antiques Roadshow programme featured an item of photographic interest in this evenings programme. A descendent of J B B…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: London Street Photography opens 18 February

Street photographs are at the heart of our understanding of London as a diverse and dynamic capital. They are characterised by an element of chance – a fortunate encounter, a fleeting expression, a momentary juxtaposition, capturing an ever-changing city.



This major new exhibition at the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2011 at 20:05 — 4 Comments

Lectures: Japanese photography in London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London has announced two events concerning Japanese photography. Modern Photography in Japan at lecture at Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP on 10 March 2011 from 7:00-7.45pm followed by a drinks reception to 8.30pm, organised by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in association with Tate Modern (see:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2011 at 9:15 — No Comments

Tracing London commercial photographer David Kronig c1960s

A museum is trying to trace biographical details for a commercial photographer called David Kronig who was working from a London studio at 1 Marylebone Street. London W1,  Telephone: WEL 6985 c1960s. If anyone is able to assist with any information (dates work and where, date of death, details if he is still living, or any other information) if would be gratefully received. Please contact me at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 14, 2011 at 17:28 — No Comments

Antoine Claudet will sold on eBay

A copy of Antoine Claudet's will has just been sold on eBay. The will was described by the American seller as: UK 19th C probate of the will of Antoine Francois Jean Claudet dated 30th January 1868, extracted by Scadding & Son, London, 100 pounds for filling, excise stamp, fold-out seal, 3 pages plus small…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 14, 2011 at 7:07 — No Comments

Researching photographic history

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group is holding a one day workshop at Birmingham Central Library on 5 March designed to help anyone researching photographs and photographic history. Researching photographic history is of interesting to many different historians not least of which are genealogists. The day will… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on February 14, 2011 at 7:00 — No Comments

V+A seeks weddings photographs

In advance of an exhibition of Wedding Dresses in 2013 London's Victoria and Albert Museum is creating a database of photographs of clothes worn for weddings from all cultures between 1840 and the present. This includes civil partnerships. This database will provide a rich record and help people date their own… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on February 13, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Ashley Givens presents research

Ashley Givens from the V+A, London, will be presenting a short paper about her research titled Painted and Photographic Portraits of Napoléon III and the Empress Eugénie at the Courtauld's Postgraduate symposium in London on Friday 11 March. Details are here: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2011/spring/mar10_phdsymposium.shtml. Entry is free.

Her abstract is…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 12, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

National Archives publish African photograph archive

The National Archives has digitised thousands of unique images of Africa and published them on Flickr this week. The collection spans more than 100 years of African history, from as early as the 1860s, including images of people, places, national and imperial events, conflict and natural disasters.



The…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2011 at 20:59 — No Comments

The London Blitz 70th anniversary exhibition

People looking to uncover the true spirit of the iconic and currently ubiquitous wartime poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, may want to head to the Royal Air Force Museum to see the real backdrop of this chirpy wartime notice. The Mayor of London’s photographic and image based exhibition, commissioned by Boris…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2011 at 9:31 — No Comments

Robert Leggat

Robert Leggat who researched and maintained one of the first useful photographic history resources on the internet died on 20 January 2011. His A History of Photography from its beginnings till the 1920s (http://www.rleggat.com/photohistory/index.html) was designed for school and college students and started in 1995. It is still available today and was being maintained by Leggat until shortly before his death. Put many…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 6, 2011 at 12:30 — 3 Comments

De Montfort University MA History of Photography

De Montfort University is recruiting students for the 2011/12 intake on its MA History of Photography and Practice course. The programme started in 2009 and his been widely acclaimed for its distinctive approach to the teaching of photographic history and its focus on handling original objects. The course…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2011 at 21:27 — No Comments

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