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Michael Pritchard's Blog – August 2011 Archive (7)

Conference: In Search of Natural Colors - 150 Years of Color Photography

A public meeting of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) and the Victoria & Albert Museum in Wolfen on the 28th and 29th October 2011 in the auditorium of the former Agfa/Orwo film factory, Bitterfeld-Wolfen.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2011 at 9:47 — No Comments

BFI new master film store

The BBC is carrying a short film showing the new BFI master film store at Gaydon.  A new state-of-the-art storage facility is set to ensure the most fragile parts of the British Film Institute's film archive will be kept safe for future generations.

The BFI's £12 million Master Film…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2011 at 11:28 — No Comments

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

Continuing in the Royal Academy's Sackler Wing is the highly acclaimed Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century  Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi until  2 October 2011.  The exhibition is dedicated to the birth of modern photography, featuring the work of Brassaï, Robert…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 19, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Festival: Ways of Looking - Bradford October 2011

‘Ways of Looking’, a new festival of photography in Bradford opens on 1st October 2011. Exploring the theme EVIDENCE, the festival includes premières of newly commissioned works by internationally renowned Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie, and Turner Prize winning artists Douglas Gordon and Jeremy…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 17, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

Museums, Photographs and the Colonial Past

This conference examines the politics, poetics and ethics of the photographic visibility of the colonial past in museums in multicultural societies and the construction of postcolonial identities. It will explore the use of photographs in public narratives of difficult histories and examine different sets of problems and approaches across a number of European countries. It raises questions not only about the patterns of engagement, nostalgia, suppression, disavowal and unspeakability which…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2011 at 13:59 — No Comments

Job: Photographers' Gallery Curator (Digital Programme)

The Curator (Digital Programmes) will be responsible for a developmental programme including researching, commissioning and curating digital content for the ground floor digital display, the Gallery’s website and identifying other potential platforms. This will include researching and advising on the technical specifications for the delivery of all aspects of the digital programme and the generation of and support for collaborative research projects. The post includes research collaboration…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 9, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Call for Papers: The Role of the Medieval in Pictorial Photography

The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed an international occurrence of art movements aiming at a return to skilled craftsmanship and individual handiwork, usually summarized under the Arts and Crafts Movement. These movements can be described as “an unfocused reaction against industrialization” (Crawford). Installing small workshops and reviving old techniques, they often associated their ideals with medieval times.

Around 1880, photography joined this aesthetic movement…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 2, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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