Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2018 at 9:12 — No Comments
World renowned daguerreotypist and teacher Dr Mike Robinson brings his three day workshop back to Lacock. Participants will make their own daguerreotypes from start to finish. The workshop which usually sells out is limited to only six participants and early booking is advised.
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments
The Martin Parr Foundation has a number of events coming up over the next few months. They include book signings from Niall McDiarmid, Bieke Depoorter and Peter Bialobrzesk. April 20-21 sees the film premiere of Do Not Bend - The Photographic Life of Bill Jay and a day seminar of…Continue
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Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly (1903-1917) committed itself to the establishment of photography as a form of art and in the course of its publication became an important distributor of European modernism in the United States. In both respects the international network of the journal was an important prerequisite. Camera Work’s global reach manifested itself in…Continue
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Lecture: Through the Camera Lens, and What Lewis Carroll Found There. 1 March at 1900. Lindsay Smith, Professor of English at the University of Sussex, explores…Continue
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Photo London and Hans P. Kraus Jr. are presenting an exhibition which looks at the pioneering work of the British inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot and the legacy of this within contemporary photography. With the opportunity to see vintage Talbot prints alongside contemporary artworks by artists and photographers including Adam Fuss, Cornelia Parker, Hiroshi…Continue
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The Duchess of Cambridge is to select photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography as part of a Patron’s trail.The Duchess will visit the exhibition on the evening of Wednesday 28 February, prior to its opening on Thursday 1 March.
As Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012…Continue
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To celebrate Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday today, the Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge Digital Library, and English Heritage Trust, have released online for the first time, two albums of portrait photographs presented to Darwin in 1877. They were sent by his admirers in Germany and Austria, and in the Netherlands. Also online for the first time are the texts of a…Continue
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BPH recently reported on a new film looking at the writer, teacher and photographic historian Bill Jay. Do Not Bend: The photographic life of Bill Jay will premiere in the UK on 20 April at the Martin Parr Foundation,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 11, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
The amateur photographer and Princess, Alexandra, is featured in a BBC4 television programme Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection, Series 1, Modern Times. The programme is available on the BBC iPlayer and includes an interview with Sophie Gordon, senior curator of photography.
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In 1839 the world’s first major public exhibition of photographs took place at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, presenting examples created by one of the founding fathers of photography: William Henry Fox Talbot. From 2 March-7 May this historic event will be restaged at the National Science and Media Museum in Thresholds, artist Mat Collishaw’s virtual reality…Continue
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Photography is commonly understood as a static medium that 'freezes' the moment. This characterisation of photography privileges certain kinds of practice, draws a sharp distinction between it and moving-image media such as film and video, imagines the photograph as primarily a print, and underpins arguments about the predatory nature of photography and about the novelty of…Continue
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The British Journal of Photography carries an interview with the founders of Fotografiska who are constructing a new gallery and meeting space, Fotografiska: London Museum of Photography, in London's Whitechapel. The space will open in November and 'the plans for London would make the world’s largest photography gallery'. Jan Broman is quoted “We…Continue
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Rose Teanby tells the stories of five fascinating women who made their mark at the dawn of photography, she brings together new research in collaboration with Graham Harrison, creator of www.photohistories.com, Despite the social restrictions of Georgian and early Victorian England, these women contributed to…Continue
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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents the first Russian exhibition of works by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), one of the inventors of photography. The exhibition will display rare photographs which became iconic milestones in the history of visual arts: about 150 original prints and negatives from the collections of the National Science and Media Museum in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 9, 2018 at 17:22 — No Comments
Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on Images from the Life (the Norman Album), by Julia Margaret Cameron, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The extraordinary collection of photographs is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £3,700,000.
This is the second time that…Continue
BPH reported on the auction of early photographs and other material from, and relating to, Alfred Swain Taylor. Helen Barrell, Taylor's biographer has provided the following biography of Taylor and his wife, Caroline.
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Work on the first phase of the development of the V&A's new Photography Research Centre has started and two former galleries are currently in the process of being converted to a single space for photography.
Phase 1 of the project will create a…Continue
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In 1968, less than a year after it first became possible to produce holograms of people, Bruce Nauman began to work on two series of holographic self-portraits. Nauman made these luminous, intangible, three-dimensional images of his body during a period in art’s history that is closely associated with the notion of dematerialisation. This paper uses Nauman’s holograms to…Continue
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