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Michael Pritchard's Blog – May 2016 Archive (19)

Publication: Emilie Le Febvre, A Shaykh's Portrait

Anthropology & Photography is a new open-access publication series edited by the RAI Photography Committee. Emerging from the international conference of the same name organized by the RAI at the British Museum in 2014, the series will highlight and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 12:22 — No Comments

Symposium: Paul Strand Reframed / Friday 3 June.

This one-day international symposium, held at the V&A, London, will explore Paul Strand’s breakthrough pictures, his experiments with film in the 20’s and 40’s beside significant place projects conceived as books from Ghana to the Hebrides. Speakers include Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Writer and Journalist, Sean O’Hagan,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 11:40 — No Comments

Webinar: Preparing to Digitise Your Archives: Conservation

Digitisation is strategically valuable for collections on multiple levels; opening up access to records…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 11:36 — No Comments

Website: Early Norfolk photography

A new website looking at early Norfolk photography has been launched by John Benjafield. The site aims to provide reference material and place the region's photography into a wider context.

See: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Mirjam Brusius receives Aby Warburg Prize

Mirjam Brusius, a postdoctoral fellow at the Bodleian Libraries and the History Faculty, has been awarded the prestigious Aby Warburg Prize, which is awarded every four years to early career researchers. The prize - awarded by the City of Hamburg, Germany - is named after the Hamburg-born art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of the most influential thinkers in art…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 29, 2016 at 11:16 — No Comments

BFI progresses plans for centre for film, TV and the moving image

The BFI has announced progress towards realising its ambition to build a new International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image, with an offer of support of up to £87m towards the £130m total project cost, subject to a tender process beginning. The BFI hopes to open the new building to the public in 2022.

The BFI is at the heart of film in the UK with a network of…


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Institute for Photography in Scotland

The Institute for Photography in Scotland is a newly formed association between The National Galleries of Scotland, The University of Glasgow, The University of St Andrews, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, and Stills, Edinburgh.

It aims to enable awareness of and engagement with Scotland’s photography, both nationally and internationally, and to promote collaboration…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 23, 2016 at 8:49 — No Comments

Exhibition: Encounters with the Spirit World / 14-20 August 2016

The College of Psychic Studies invites you to come and experience a unique and exciting…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 17, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Quaritch photography at PhotoLondon

Quaritch will be exhibiting a number of important examples British photography in Room C6 at PhotoLondon which runs from 19-22 May 2016 at London's Somerset House. This year Quaritch's exhibition will highlight the richness of the contribution of early Scottish photographers through the work of D. O. Hill & Robert Adamson, Thomas and James Craig Annan and James Anderson.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 15, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Conference: Photography: Between Anthropology and History / 20-21 June 2016: Registration now open

On the occasion of Professor Elizabeth Edwards’ retirement, the 2016 PHRC Annual International Conference will address themes from her complex and wide ranging scholarship on the cultural work of current and historical social photographic practices. Thus, Photography: Between Anthropology and History aims to showcase scholarship driven by engagements with research…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 10, 2016 at 8:57 — No Comments

NPG acquires a rare album from Rejlander 'the father of art photography'

An extremely rare and important album of photographs by the celebrated early Victorian photographer, Oscar Gustav Rejlander, most of which have never been exhibited before, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today, Monday, 9 May 2016. BPH reported on the original auction sale and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 9, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: London, Paris, New York, 1930s-60s / 20 May-27 August 2016

Ben Uri is delighted to announce its first exhibition to bring together three major twentieth century photographers - Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert - presenting their artistic responses to three great world cities across three crucial decades.

Today, London, Paris and New York are so familiar that it is hard for a modern viewer to imagine them…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2016 at 11:10 — No Comments

SSHoP Annan Lecture / 26 May, Glasgow

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography has been active since 1983 and has organised the annual Annan Lecture series since 2006. Its next lecture takes place on 26 May in Glasgow and will be given by Dr Roberta McGrath who will consider the importance of other histories - and theories - and what it means to look at a photograph. 

Dr. McGrath is…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2016 at 10:59 — No Comments

Mike Ware to receive prestigious AIC special recognition award

Dr Mike Ware is to be awarded the prestigious 2016 Allied Professionals Special Recognition Award at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works (AIC) in Montreal, Canada. 

Ware has been a dedicated and prolific contributor to the science and practice of photography for over 30 years. Educated at Oxford University as a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 8, 2016 at 8:54 — 3 Comments

Professor Steve Edwards moves to Birkbeck

Professor Steve Edwards will be taking up a new post from 1 September as Professor of History & Theory of Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. The job was noted on BPH in December here. Edwards is currently Professor…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Job: Partnerships and Learning Projects Manager / NMeM, Bradford

Driven to make a difference & looking for opportunities to lead? At the National Media Museum, we are looking for a creative and driven Partnerships and Learning Projects Manager, to take the lead in developing significant new external partnerships, enabling us to reach new and underserved audiences and collaborate with a wide range of relevant community organisations.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 6:16 — No Comments

Panel discussion: Photographic Portraiture / 18 June 2016

With particular focus on photographers of the First World War, such as Olive Edis and Christina Broom, this panel discussion will consider women as photographers and subjects in portrait photography, and the effects of social and technological changes on this photographic medium over the last 100 years. Speakers include photographer Alison Baskerville and curator Brigitte…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 7, 2016 at 6:06 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor

It's knowing that you might uncover a unique snapshot of history / It’s working as one to deliver impressive projects. And it’s the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 6, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

Job: Research Project Assistant, Talbot Catalogue raisonne project

The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne project requires a Research Project Assistant to assist the project director, Professor Larry J Schaaf, in bringing together the collection of this revolutionary inventor and photographer’s work.

Talbot was one of the earliest pioneers of photography in the 19th Century, and invented the technique of printing photographs…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 4, 2016 at 17:58 — No Comments

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