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Michael Pritchard's Blog – August 2017 Archive (9)

Festival: St Andrews Photography Festival / 1-30 September 2017

The second edition of the St Andrews Photography Festival opens on 1 September. The full programme is available here.

Of particular note to photo-historians are: 

  • 40th anniversary of Stills Gallery. Stills is presenting a display of exhibition posters from its archive. Dating from 1977 to the…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography / 1 March – 20 May 2018

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage an exhibition of photographs by four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, including previously unseen works and a notorious photomontage, it was announced today, Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography (1 March – 20 May 2018), will combine for the first time ever portraits…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 22, 2017 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Podcast review: Drawn by Light, the move of the RPS Collection from Bradford to London

Drawn by Light is the title of a two-part podcast, totalling nearly two hours, looking at the move of the RPS Collection from Bradford to the V&A Museum, London.  It looks at the reasons behind the move and the processes which underpinned it through interviews with some of those involved and others with an interest in the move. It uses the move of the RPS…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 17, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography to open 2018

Fotografiska, Stockholm's centre for contemporary photography, is to open a new building to be called Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography in 2018.

Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography will occupy the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White Chapel Building, designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 15, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Courses and Workshops at the V&A

The V&A has a number of courses and workshops taking place during August, September and October which include practical photographic process workshops and a history of photography evening course. Details are below. 

Salt Print Photography

Practical Workshop

Sat 19 August

10.30 –…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 18:18 — No Comments

Symposium: Photo Oxford 2017 / 7 September

Photo Oxford 2017 is presenting an afternoon of stimulating discussions with artists, curators and academics that draw on the themes and theories explored in Photo Oxford 2017, a series of explorations into the complex and often contradictory relationship between photography’s capacity to both conceal and reveal. Of particular note is Professor Val Williams…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 18:13 — No Comments

Heritage open day: W W Winter / 8-10 September

Derby's historic photography studio W W Winter will be opening its doors between 8-10 September as part of Heritage Open Days. 

See more here: http://wwwinter.co.uk/historyandheritage.html Booking is essential at: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 16:40 — No Comments

Job: Library Cataloguer Photobook Collections

An opportunity for two library cataloguers has arisen to catalogue a unique photobook collection of 13,000 items. The collection has been meticulously assembled over decades and requires cataloguing to become part of Tate Library’s Special collections. It is both national and international in its range.

You will have a qualification in librarianship or…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 8, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

Website: Terence Pepper Collection

A new website which showcases the Terence Pepper Collection which contains over 2,000 photographs including many by leading photographers and historic news picture libraries is now available. It launches officially on 1 October 2017.

Terence Pepper was for many years curator at the National Portrait Gallery and between 1977 and 2014 over 3,000…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 6, 2017 at 8:35 — No Comments

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