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Michael Pritchard's Blog – July 2011 Archive (9)

Postwar photographic education in Britain

Jack Tait has kindly supplied two files which provide important information on British postwar photographic education and some of the people involved:

1. A small file version of the CV instances chapter originally written for Jack's PhD but omitted due to lack of space in the final thesis. It covers his involvement with photographic education with particular reference to creative activity.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2011 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Amateur Photography in Bushey

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, located near Watford, opens a temporary exhibition Amateur Photography in Bushey on 4 August. The display in the museum's entrance area displays cameras from the museum collection ranging from an 1870s George Hare quarter-plate tailboard camera up to modern digital cameras by way…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 29, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Obituary: Chris Dickie (1951-2011)

Chris Dickie, former editor of the British Journal of Photography and Ag magazine died on 8 June 2011. An obituary appeared in the Guardian newspaper on 26 July 2011 - see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jul/25/chris-dickie-obituary

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 29, 2011 at 8:50 — No Comments

Kenneth Grange - Kodak camera designer (Updated)

The Design Museum, London, is holding a retrospective of Britain’s leading product designer titled Kenneth Grange - Making Britain Modern. Grange was responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives. These include Kodak cameras such…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Scottish NPG reopens with a new photography gallery

The refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to reopen on 30 November 2011. For the first time there will be a dedicated photography gallery and the opening exhibition will highlight some of the greatest works from the National Galleries of Scotland photography collections. Over sixty works will be on show from Hill and Adamson to newly commissioned work. Another gallery will show Close Encounters: Thomas Annan's Glasgow.

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2011 at 9:10 — 1 Comment

Eastman House Director Bannon to retire

The director of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film will retire in one year, on July 31, 2012, the organization announced Friday. Anthony Bannon has been director of the museum since 1996 and his 15-year tenure makes him the longest-standing director in the history of the museum. An…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2011 at 6:03 — No Comments

Photographic History Research Centre web pages launched

De Montort University's Photographic History Research Centre has launched its web pages which explain the Centre's rationale and give details of staff and projects. The pages can be found by clicking DMU Photographic History Research Centre. The Centre is headed by Professor Elizabeth… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 15, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Auction: Photographic medals

Dix Noonan & Webb, 16 Bolton Street Piccadilly London W1J 8BQ UK, have an auction of medals on 13 July 2011 which includes several groups of photographic medals from various photographic societies. As this is something that might not normally be found by BPH readers a summary of the relevant lots is included below. The auctioneer's website and catalogue, which includes a search feature, can be found here:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 1, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

London in B+W

London in Black & White: A Photographic Celebration - New Exhibition Opens at Tower Bridge. Images from London Metropolitan Archives of life, people and places from the late 1800s to early 1940s. Visitors to the Tower Bridge Exhibition will have the chance to see a collection of rare images from London’s black and white past when a new photographic exhibition opens on Thursday 30 June in the West Walkway. The 60 images sourced from London Metropolitan Archives offer… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 1, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

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