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In the first major exhibition of photographs by Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902), some 60 works will include early pictures he took in England as well as the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. The exhibition has been co-curated by Professor Emeritus Roger Taylor.
Introduced to photography by those who saw it as a…Continue
Tate Britain is to hold the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photograph. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.
This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments
Online registration for Archives 2.0: Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future, a major conference taking place at the National Media Museum, Bradford, on 25-26 November 2014 is now open. This international conference examines the challenges and opportunities around the acquisition and management of archives by cultural institutions.
The original call for papers was…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2014 at 16:14 — No Comments
Photohistorians Dr Brian May CBE and Denis Pellerin are presenting an exclusive lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society. May and Pellerin have researched the little known connections between Victorian art and stereo-photography. For the first time they examine the art behind many popular stereocards of the time. The lecture accompanies the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments
In this pre-internet, pre-television, pre-cinema, and pre-radio time known as the Victorian age, there were only a limited number of ways for middle class people to have access to pictures or art. They could stop outside a printseller’s shop to look at the prints and lithographs displayed there, buy one of the numerous illustrated magazines that had started to be published…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 29, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
Using real magic lantern projectors as used during the First World War poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and photographer and artist Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world. They also tell the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 27, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
She will lead an ambitious programme of photography exhibitions for Media Space at the Science Museum and the National Media Museum and the development of a major touring programme that brings the world-class National Photography Collection to a wider national…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
Curator, Kate Bush, who was at the Barbican, London for eight years is joining the National Media Museum and Media Space as Head of Photography. In addition to her overall role she will have particular responsibility for acquisitions and touring exhibitions. The announcement was made by Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum, at an exhibition opening last…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
Art Everywhere is the largest outdoor exhibition with 30,000 poster sites and billboards up and down the country celebrating a summer of art by showing 25 artists' work. Artists, curators, media owners and entrepreneurs joined by a love of art have fuelled this massive charitable celebration.
Amongst the pictures being shown from 21 July-31…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 21, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments
BPH has learnt that Violet Hamilton, who worked closely with Michael G Wilson OBE in developing his collection of photography has died suddenly. Violet, an Australian by birth but a long term UK resident, was a Senior Curator of the Wilson Centre for Photography, London, and a photographer in her own right, exhibiting her work. She lectured, was a researcher, historian and writer with a specialist knowledge on nineteenth century women photographers, in particular of the work of Julia…Continue
Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn.
Coinciding with a new monograph published by Rizzoli, Snowdon: A Life in View (26 Sep 2014-21 Jun 2015), will highlight studio portraits from…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 16, 2014 at 7:54 — No Comments
The photograph and Australia is the story of the interactions between people and country, and their representations in photography. The exhibition explores how photography operates aesthetically, technically, politically, and in terms of distribution and proliferation, in the Australian context. The arrival of photography in the 1840s parallels the development of the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 11, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
Frankfurt's Städel Museum is claiming to be the first art museum in the world to have exhibited photographic works. The first mention of a photo exhibition at the Städel Museum dates from 1845, when the Frankfurt Intelligenz Blatt – the official…Continue
Bonhams is to sell the Leica camera with which Russian photographer Yevgeni Khaldei took Raising a Flag over the Reichstag, one of the most famous photographs of World War II. It is being offered at Bonhams Leica Centenary Sale in Hong Kong on 30 November and is estimated at £230,000-340,000 ($HK 3,000,000-4.500,000).
The image of Russian troops hoisting the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 9, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments
De Montfort University is pleased to announce the availability of one Wilson Fellowship for its MA in Photographic History. The Fellowship offers £5,000 toward the defrayal of tuition and other costs related to the MA, and is open to all students UK, EU and International.The Wilson Fellowship will be awarded to applicants who will contribute significantly to the field of…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments
The Photographic Historical Society has announced the program of papers to be presented at PhotoHistory XVI that will take place in Rochester, New York on 10-12 October 2014. Martin L. Scott, Program Chair of PhotoHistory XVI, made the announcement.
According to Scott, the program committee has selected the following papers for presentation at George Eastman…Continue
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If you are looking for a camera obscura you could do no better than buy The Observatory in Bristol which overlooks Brunel's Clifton suspension bridge and Avon gorge. Back on the market at a reduced price the eighteenth century building houses one of the few remaining public camera obscuras. A special covenant relating to the purchase ensures that the camera obscura must…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 6, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments