Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Bloomsbury Auctions is holding an auction next week which includes a significant number of nineteenth century photographs from W H F Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, and other significant British and French photographers. The catalogue can be seen online…Continue
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An album of seventy photographs by Oscar Gustav Rejlander, one of the most important photographers of the 19th century is at risk of export unless a UK buyer can be found. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the album of portrait and figurative photographs by Oscar Rejlander…
We all think we know what photographs are, and why we have them...writes Elizabeth Edwards, …Continue
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Houghton's Ticka camera is a well-known collectible made by Houghtons Ltd and introduced c.1905. Collector and Special Auction Services camera specialist Jonathan Brown recent came across a previously unknown prototype Ticka from c1929 in a local auction for a modest sum. Not unsurprisingly it was quickly…Continue
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Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society commented: "Having sought clarification about the situation The RPS understands from sources within Birmingham City…Continue
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The Department of History, University of Nottingham, in partnership with the British Museum invites applications from suitably qualified UK/EU candidates for a full-time 3-year Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, to conduct research on the theme: ‘Site-Seeing: Postcards of the Middle East & the Visual Construction of Place,…Continue
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New York Public Library's exhibition Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography is a fascinating history of photography based on its own holdings of books, printed materials and photographs. The exhibition includes plenty British material from Talbot's Pencil of Nature and an Anna Atkins album to Frith's Gossiping Photographer and more recent work.
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A PhD research scholarship including stipend and tuition fee costs is offered within the Photographic History Research Centre in the School of Humanities. It is available to UK or EU students who are suitably qualified and have outstanding potential as a researcher.
Applications are invited for projects that address any aspect of photographic industry and business in…Continue
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Bonhams auction of Fine Books and photographs on 18 March 2015 includes a set of Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851, including 154 mounted Calotypes. The nine volume set is a presentation set for Richard Cobden, one of the Commissioners. It is estimated at £25,000-35,000.
The lot description reads: …Continue
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The lot description is here:
Sale 2374 Lot 3
Ninth-plate daguerreotype of London's iconic Monument to the Great Fire, at the junction of Monument Street and…
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The project to restore the University of Westminster's cinema to its former glory continues and the opening is scheduled for the early summer. Shira Macleod, formerly of the Riverside Studios has been appointed as Director.
The site is where the UK's first photographic studio was opened by Richard Beard in March 1841 at the Polytechnic Institution, where…Continue
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The Conservation of Photographs is a relatively new discipline in the cultural heritage preservation field with its beginnings in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. However, it has its roots firmly grounded in the formative years of photography as practitioners and the emergent photographic industry grappled with its inherent instability. The treatment of faults in both material…Continue
James Hyman Gallery, the UK’s leading commercial gallery for vintage 19th and 20th century photography, is pleased to present the latest in a series of monographic and thematic exhibitions addressing photographs from the earliest days of the medium.
The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography, which is open to the public from 3 February to 6 March,…Continue
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The latest V&A re-hang of the permanent collection displays focuses on the wider visions of photographers through series and sequences of images, rather than through individual photographs. The display includes photographs from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and features work by Sally Mann, Josef Sudek, Eadweard Muybridge, Lewis Baltz, Masahisa…Continue
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With the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a new BBC TV programme examines his life and reviews his relationship with young girls. Towards the end of the programme an albumen photograph attributed to Carroll and in the collection of the Musee Cantini, Marseille, (…Continue
Are you organised, professional, approachable, great at engaging a diverse range of people with new ideas and opportunities? These are the key qualities we are looking for in our Volunteer Coordinator at the National Media Museum in Bradford. You will work closely with people across the Museum to continue to develop our volunteer programme, taking a strategic approach…Continue
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