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Michael Pritchard's Blog – April 2012 Archive (12)

UPDATED: Charlotte Cotton no longer keynote speaker for APHE

Charlotte Cotton, the former Director of the National Media Museum's Media Space in London who was to have been the keynote speaker at the Association for Photography in Higher Education 2012 conference and AGM has pulled out of the event. The APHE is currently seeking a replacement. 

The APHE event is titled: Photographic Futures: Visual Literacy for the Creative Industries and will be held at the University of Derby from 11-13 July. 

Details: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 29, 2012 at 12:50 — No Comments

Dewi Lewis honoured at K-K Book Awards

At the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards last night the publisher Dewi Lewis was honoured for his outstanding contribution to publishing. Gerry Badger (see right)made the presentation to Lewis who paid tribute to his business partner and wife Carole. Elsewhere Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth PhotographsWeston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 27, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Job: Photoworks: Programme & Participation Co-ordinator

Photoworks is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term role to work closely with the Director and Programme Team to develop and deliver the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2012. The successful applicant will play an integral role in the development of a programme of activities to encourage participation and engagement. Application deadline: 21 May…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Queen Victoria's online scrapbook

Rarely seen documents chronicling the life and reign of Queen Victoria have been made public on a new website marking this year's Diamond Jubilee. The Royal Family released its archive of letters, journals, painting and photographs for the launch.

The website has nine sections tracing the life of Victoria…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 22, 2012 at 5:40 — 1 Comment

Elizabeth Edwards' Professorial Lecture and Book Launch

Professor Elizabeth Edwards, the Director of De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre, is giving her Professorial Lecture on Thursday 24 May 2012. The lecture is titled 'Aimless Meandering and Structured Seeing: Photographers, Places and the Feel of History’ and will take place in the Hugh Aston Building, Magazine Square, De Montfort University,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 20, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Auction: Only known portrait of Catherine Dickens to be offered

A profile portrait of the wife of Charles Dickens, Catherine (1815-1879), by John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1810-1901), is to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of the Photographs Sale on 17th May. The only daguerreotype portrait of Catherine known to exist, it has been estimated at £8,000 – 12,000.

The portrait first came to light in 1996, discovered in an antique…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2012 at 17:45 — No Comments

Media Space - the first view of the space

As reported here ( a benefit auction is being held to raise funds for the National Media Museum's Media Space. Just released are details and the first artist's concept drawing of the space located within the Science Museum, London.

In Spring 2013 the Science Museum and the National Media Museum…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 12, 2012 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Research Awards given...

BPH has just heard that Professor John Hannavy has been awarded a Harry Ransom Fellowship to undertake research studying the Thomas Keith and White photographs in the Gernsheim Collection. As part of his work Hannavy will try and determine which of the images in the Collection attributed to Keith are actually by Dr Thomas Keith.

Separately, news comes that Sara Stevenson, formerly of the Scottish National Photography Collection at the Scottish NPG and now in the Special Collections…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2012 at 9:14 — No Comments

Muybridge's 182nd birthday

Google celebrates Eadweard Muybridge's 182nd birthday with an animated Google doodle which also links through to further information on this photographer:

See: and …


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

TV Programme: Malta and the Richard Ellis Archive

BBC antiques programme Put Your Money where Your Mouth Is discovered a Richard Ellis photograph from c1887 and, for the first time, travelled outside the UK to Malta to reunite the print with the original negative held in the Ellis archive in Valetta, Malta. The Richard Ellis archive contains over 40,000 glass plate negatives each meticulously recorded in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 6, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Conference: The Future of Photography and Photographic Collections

The technological upheaval in photography has not only called into question the definition of photography, but also fundamentally altered the profession of photographer and the use of the medium. 

The complete digitalization of the medium, its production and distribution of images, has shaken - at least in the perception of the broad public - a fundamental…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 4, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments

Camera Obscura - Nevil Story-Maskelyne

Christie's is offering in an auction of Travel, Science and Natural History on 25 April 2012 a camera obscura 'associated with' Nevil Story-Maskelyne, an early photographer who was close to Henry Fox Talbot and his circle.  The catalogue text reads: 


Jones, mid 19th century 



Added by Michael Pritchard on April 4, 2012 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

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