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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.
2011 represents two cultural and technical-historical anniversaries: 150…Continue
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The BFI's £12 million Master Film Store in Gaydon, Warwickshire will open next month.
The new building has been…Continue
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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 Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy Nagy and Martin Munkácsi. The…Continue
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‘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 Deller.
Inspired by the theme EVIDENCE, the festival will address,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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