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Michael Pritchard's Blog – May 2013 Archive (15)

Web resource: Timeline of Historical Film Colors

Barbara Flueckiger, Professor, University of Zurich writes...I'm very excited to launch my new Timeline of Historical Film Colors today: http://zauberklang.ch/filmcolors/ With many scans from vintage prints, downloads, quotes,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Making It Up - 3 May-16 March 2014

Photography is widely associated with truthfulness yet it has also been employed throughout its history as a means of telling stories and evoking the imaginary. This display includes photographs by some of the most influential contemporary artists working in this vein, such as Gregory…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2013 at 22:24 — No Comments

Publication: Diableries, Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell (available for pre-order)

In France, around 1860, from the loins of a traditional national fascination with all things diabolical, was born a new sensation – a series of visionary dioramas depicting life in a strange parallel universe called ENFER – Hell – communicated to an eager audience by means of stereoscopic cards, to be viewed in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2013 at 19:48 — 1 Comment

Information wanted: Frederick Douglass images

John Stauffer is co-editing a book, Picturing Frederick Douglass:  The Most Photographed American in the Nineteenth Century. He has discovered that there are more separate poses of Douglass than of Lincoln and of other contemporaries (not counting, for example Twain, who was a generation younger).…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Impressions Gallery Archive deposited with National Media Museum

In a landmark partnership, Impressions Gallery is depositing its archive with the National Media Museum. It will become part of the National Photography Collection, where it will be titled as  'Impressions Gallery Archive' and receive the highest standards of collections management. It is believed…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Research seminar: The Photography Research Network will discuss ideas emerging out of Either/And

Charlotte Cotton and members of Ph: The Photography Research Network will discuss ideas emerging out of Either/And (www.eitherand.org) , a collaboration between the National Media Museum and Ph.

Either/And has been devised as an online framework in which to debate and share…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 21, 2013 at 19:58 — No Comments

Exhibition: Reverend Francis Lockey Calotypes

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is exhibiting prints of some of the Reverend Francis Lockey’s photographs, taken between 1849 and 1861, at the Central Library, Bath, between the 20-25 May.

Copies of Shadows and Light. Bath in Camera 1849-1861. Early Rare Photographs, compiled by David…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 21, 2013 at 19:55 — No Comments

Auction: Important Claudet daguerreotype portraits (UPDATE)

Two important daguerreotypes showing Antoine Claudet and his son F J Claudet are being offered by Special Auction Services on Thursday, 16 May on behalf of a descendent of the family.

Antoine Claudet was an important daguerreotypist and photographic scientist from 1839 until his death in 1867 his portrait,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 19, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments

Conference: Workers and Consumers: The photographic industry 1860-1950

The draft programme for De Montfort University's Workers and Consumers: The photographic industry 1860-1950 conference which takes place from 24-25 June 2013 has been announced. The history of photography has largely been dominated by concerns about aesthetic production and its political framings. Such…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 14, 2013 at 11:36 — 1 Comment

Export: Cameron album £121,250 needed to save it

A photograph album compiled by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the greatest photographers that Britain has ever produced, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last chance to raise the £121,250 needed to keep it in the UK.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 13, 2013 at 17:42 — No Comments

The Daguerreian Society's 25th Anniversary Symposium

The Daguerreian Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in Bry-sur-Marne and Paris between 9-14 October 2013. Speakers include: Dr Dusan Stulik, Professor François Brunet, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, D.E.A., and Herman Maes, Daguerreobase Project.

The City of Bry, and its Mayor Jean-Pierre Spilbauer,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 11, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments

Radio: Francis Bedford - In a Prince's Footsteps (Omnibus)

In 1862 Albert, Prince of Wales, toured the Middle East. At the time it was still predominantly controlled by the Ottoman Empire. As he travelled, his photographer Francis Bedford kept a detailed photographic record of the trip. In this series John McCarthy revisits the scenes of Bedford's photographs - Egypt, Israel…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 10, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Film: National Media Museum

The Yorkshire Post has interviewed Greg Hobson, curator of photographs, at the National Media Museum, Bardford about the collections housed there. The film also shows Brian Liddey, curator of collections access .

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 6, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Blog: National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in London has launched a series of weekly blogs from members of staff. One of the first deals with the Bassano studio. See: http://www.npg.org.uk/blog/bassano-the-man-himself.php It is written by photographs…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 10:03 — 1 Comment

Publications: New Editions of Victorian Photography Books

Edinburgh and Boston-based publisher MuseumsEtc has launched new editions of two classic books on photography, newly-designed and typeset to be accessible for a contemporary audience. Both highly readable, they provide fresh and fascinating insights into the complex photographic practices - and society - of the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments

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