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Michael Pritchard's Blog – April 2013 Archive (17)

Book launch: Capturing the Light

A reception was held at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, London, last night for Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport's book Capturing the Light. The well-researched and written book tells the story of Daguerre and Talbot as they developed and launched their distinctive photographic processes in 1839. Published by Pan Macmillan the book is eminently readable and comes…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2013 at 7:12 — No Comments

Early photography resource: Lady Charlotte Bridgeman's journals 1847-57

This new website hosts the diaries of Lady Charlotte Bridgeman (1827-1858) covering the period of 1847 until 1857.  The diaries containing many references to early photography including visits from Mr Cheney, possibly a member of the Photographic Society in the mid/late 1850s and mentioned in Roger Taylor's Impressed by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:24 — No Comments

Lecture: The Nederlands Fotomuseum: Building a National Museum for Photography / 2 May 2013

In 2003 the Nederlands Fotomuseum became the most recent addition to this museum dense country. In this talk, Professor Frits Gierstberg, Head of Exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, will talk about the challenges that have faced the Museum since its inception, including issues relating to project-based collecting and the development of new interfaces in the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:01 — No Comments

Revealed archive of the Americans in WWII Britain

“Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here”. The famously succinct wartime interpretation of the Americans in Britain in World War II might give some insight into the culture clash that ensued when thousands of American servicemen arrived in wartime austerity Britain. 

But the reality was, of course, much more complex. Two highly contrasting worlds met…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 19:48 — No Comments

Photography Fair 3: The Other Art Fair 2013 / 25-28 April

The Other Art Fair is London’s leading ‘artist-led’ fair and this year’s contributing artists have been handpicked by Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare (as the head of this year’s selection committee) ensuring that 100 of the best unrepresented artists from across the globe will be at the fair.

Celebrating the best fifteen unrepresented photographers from the UK and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:29 — No Comments

Photography Fair 2: Photo Art Fair 2013 / 2-6 May

This May, a new and exciting international photography art fair will take place for the first time in London. The Photo Art Fair is a four-day exhibition that will showcase the work of 50 established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world.

Curated in London, the international panel of experts includes Susie Babchick (Photography…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:26 — No Comments

Photography Fair 1: Splinter 2013 / 27-28 April

The photograph is the new work of art – and a Chelsea gallery has plans to make great pics available at affordable prices in a special two-day event at the end of this month.

The most expensive snap ever cost a New York buyer a cool £2.8millon two years ago. But thanks to Splinter, a concept from the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Jubilee Place, the event will offer a wide…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:22 — 1 Comment

Norman Parkinson google doodle

Today, 21 April, would have been photographer Norman Parkinson's birthday. He is commemorated with a google doodle. See more about Parks by clicking here

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

BBC TV: Norman Parkinson - 21 April BBC2

2013 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman Parkinson, one of the greats of British photography with an incomparably glamorous career which spanned seven decades. To celebrate the occasion, the Norman Parkinson Archive has granted Arena access to its entire collection of over 350,000 negatives. Arena presents an amusing and visually stunning profile of this uniquely…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 17, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments

Jo Quinton-Tulloch q+a

The head of Bradford's National Media Museum, Jo Quinton-Tulloch, responds to a series of questions from The Guardian newspaper. Read the piece here

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 16, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments

Google Maps World Wide Photographic Preservation Projects

A project using Google hopes to map worldwide photographic preservation projects in order to strengthen photographic preservation efforts across the world. A Google Map of World Wide Photographic Preservation Projects can be found by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Media Space: Tony Ray Jones, the opening show

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Between 1966 and 1969 Tony Ray-Jones created a body of photographic work documenting English customs and identity. Humorous yet melancholy, these photographs were a departure from anything else being produced at the time. They quickly attracted the attention of the Institute of Contemporary Arts…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 11, 2013 at 20:26 — 5 Comments

Job: Autograph ABP, Archive Project Coordinator

With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Autograph ABP is recruiting for a full time Archive Project Coordinator.

Working closely with the Archive Manager, the post holder will coordinate our new three-year Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project, The Missing Chapter – an initiative designed to expand the scope of Autograph ABP’s existing collection, take its…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 10, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photographs, Orientalist Museum, Doha

Orientalist Museum in Doha has an opportunity for a curator of photography collection with several years experience to undertake the management of the museum collection.

Successful candidates will be required to manage the photography collection including, but not limited to, attention to proper storage and conservation needs and to research of the collection,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 10, 2013 at 5:30 — No Comments

Event: A day of reconstructions and demonstrations

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical group is presentating a day of reconstructions and demonstrations on 7 July in Bath...Roger Smith, a member of the Scientific Instrument Society has made a facsimile of the Wolcott and Johnson mirror camera, following as closely as possible the patent filed by Richard Beard.  David…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 5, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Niépce conference proceedings available

The proceedings of a conference that examined three plates from The Royal Photographic Society’s Collection by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce dating from c1826-27 have been published. The investigation by the National Media Museum and Getty Conservation Institute re-wrote photographic history and revealed a hitherto unknown photographic process.

In October 2010 the National…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 5, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Job: Director, Ryerson Image Center

Here is a singular opportunity to expand the vision of an important, multi-faceted centre that is not only a major gallery, but also an academic force in the world of photographic arts: a growing collection and an exhibition space that has inspired the creation of groundbreaking new works, publications and touring exhibitions. Since its opening in September 2012, more than…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2013 at 20:15 — No Comments

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