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Michael Pritchard's Blog – February 2017 Archive (11)

Job: Photographic Collections Curator / NLS

The National Library of Scotland has an extensive collection of photographic material, including loose and mounted photographs, photograph albums, slides, negatives, volumes illustrated with photographs and photographic postcards. There are several discrete photographic collections but most of the material is…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 27, 2017 at 13:26 — No Comments

PhD bursary: The Legacy of Alfred Hugh Fisher and the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC)

The Legacy of Alfred Hugh Fisher and the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) is a PhD research scholarship including stipend and tuition fee costs offered within the Photographic History Research Centre in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University In collaboration with the Royal…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2017 at 15:20 — No Comments

Exhibition: Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s / 22 February-22 April

Making Jamaica which is open at Autograph/ABP, London, explores how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the late nineteenth century. More than 70 historical photographs, lantern slides and stereocards reveal the carefully constructed representation of this transitional period in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2017 at 15:11 — No Comments

Symposium: Under the dark cloth / 8 April 2017

Under the Dark Cloth: Working with Photography Studio Archives is an International one-day symposium at QUAD, Derby, on Saturday, 8 April 2017, presented to coincide with the exhibition People, Places, and Things: the W. W. Winter’s Archive, on show at Derby Museum during Format 2017. …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2017 at 14:06 — No Comments

Photographic Collections Network appoints staff

The newly formed Photographic Collections Network has appointed staff who will be taking the PCN forward over the next 15 months, supported by the steering committee. They are:

  • Paul Herrmann, Manager…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Events: Helen Muspratt, photographer

There are a number of events, talks and exhibitions taking place across the United Kingdom that include the photography of Helen Muspratt throughout 2017. 

Glasgow School of Art: 4 March - 27 May: Exhibition: Franki Raffles “Observing Women at Work”

Two of Helen Muspratt’s photographs of women…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: Shadows of War Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Shadows of War is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton's pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew's to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Workshop: Magic Lantern and Science / 17 March 2017

The Constructing Scientific Communities (https://conscicom.org/) and the Million Pictures projects (http://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/) are pleased to announce a special workshop, hosted at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2017 at 19:19 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonné beta available

The pre-launch beta version of the William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonné is now available in advance of the formal launch announcement on Friday, 10 February - the day before what would have been Talbot's 217th birthday on 11 February.

At the time of writing there are some 1345 searchable records but this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2017 at 6:58 — No Comments

Hill and Adamson's Rock House, Edinburgh, sold

BPH reported in September 2016 that Rock House, Edinburgh, was up for sale. After an extended period Rock House has finally sold for more than £1.7 million. The new owner wishes to remain…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Course: Shooting War: Photography, History, Representation / 21 February

From the sepia-toned mass graves of the American Civil War to today’s drone shots of the destroyed Syrian city of Aleppo, war photographs have shaped and continue to inform our understanding of human conflict.  Far from neutral, war photographs challenge our sense of humanity in a complex exchange between ‘taking’ and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 4, 2017 at 10:08 — No Comments

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