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Michael Pritchard's Blog – April 2016 Archive (11)

Publication: Crinoline. Fashion's most magnificent disaster

A compelling, visually striking 3-D exploration of one of fashion’s most disastrous yet most celebrated garments, the Crinoline, featuring contributions from Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes – has been published to coincide with the V&A’s highly anticipated exhibition, Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear.

Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Terence Donovan: Speed of Light / 15 July-25 September 2016

The Photographers’ Gallery, in partnership with global technology company Ricoh, presents a major UK retrospective of acclaimed British photographer, Terence Donovan (1936-1996). 

Terence Donovan was one of the foremost photographers of his generation, with a career spanning almost 40 years. He came to prominence in London as part of a post-war renaissance in the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:11 — No Comments

Conference cfp: Photography and Britishness / November 2016

The Yale Center for British Art has put a call out for a conference which will take place in November. The conference seeks to investigate the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. How has photography been used at “home” and “abroad” to create a variety of images of Britain and Britishness,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Workshops: Collodion and Ambrotype / June 2016

Two workshops by Michael Schaaf on behalf of the Royal Photographic Society will give participants the opportunity to learn about and make wet-collodion negatives and positives (17-18 June, Lacock) and Ambrotypes (19 June, Lacock). 

Find out more here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 / 18 May-11 December 2016

An important display of photographs, which will reveal some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s, opens next month at the National Portrait Gallery. Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 (18 May-11 December 2016), has been organised in collaboration with Autograph ABP, a London-based arts charity that works…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Kodak's Harrow site likely to close

Kodak Alaris has announced that it is likely to close it's Harrow site by the end of the year. The site - Kodak's first manufacturing plant outside of Rochester - was purchased in 1890 and started operations in 1891. Since the 1980s the site has been gradually been reduced as the business has contracted and today only makes colour photographic paper.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 26, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Job: Festival Coordinator, National Media Museum, Bradford

This is an opportunity to use your great organisation skills and passion for cultural events to support the delivery of two exciting festivals in autumn 2016; Widescreen Weekend (October) and a new Games Festival (November)

You will have had experience in project coordination and project logistics ideally for film or cultural events. You will have fantastic…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2016 at 19:59 — No Comments

PhD Studentship – Maurice Broomfield goes digital

In partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum this doctoral project will combine scholarly research on Maurice Broomfield’s photographic archive with the exploration of digital media (both online and in-gallery) to conceptualise new ways of curating and interpreting institutional historic photographic archives in the digital realm. This project engages with emerging…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2016 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Associate Curator of Science and Technology, NMeM, Bradford

The National Media Museum is looking for a creative Associate Curator to join the team in this exciting new role.  Working across the museum’s internationally significant collections of photography, film and television, the Associate Curator of Science and Technology will lead the museum’s contemporary collecting efforts, build partnerships with industry and universities, and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2016 at 5:45 — No Comments

National Photography Symposium / 20-22 April 2016

Now in its seventh edition, NPS 2016 is organised this year in partnership with FORMAT International Photography Festival off year and QUAD. It explores three main themes: new online photographic communities that are revolutionising learning and showing of work; the challenges of making – and forgetting – visual history in an age when everything is…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 4, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Courses: Alternative Processes in London

London's Photofusion has a series of historical and alternative process courses coming up over the next few months. These including salt printing, Van Dyke printing, platinumn printing, wet-collodion and making digital negatives.

See more here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 3, 2016 at 10:16 — No Comments

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