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Michael Pritchard's Blog – August 2020 Archive (12)

Online course: Looking to the present, looking to the past / from 9 September 2020

This first, of a three-part series, led by Colin Pantall, consists of eight lectures. It will introduce you to the contemporary practice of photography through examples that link the historical, the contemporary, and the theoretical in a way that is dynamic, visual, and accessible to everybody.

Touching on major photographic genres such as landscape…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2020 at 17:23 — No Comments

Online talk:From Banff to Balmoral: The photography of George Washington Wilson

From Banff to Balmoral: The photography of George Washington Wilson is an online talk by Paul Stonell from the Royal Collection Trust, for Aberdeen University museums and special collections. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2020 at 16:20 — 1 Comment

Online conference: Don't Press Print - the collodion process: online conference / 1-2 October 2020

The announcement in The Chemist (March, 1851) of Frederick Scott Archer’s wet-collodion process transformed how photography was practiced…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2020 at 15:59 — No Comments

Archive: Helen Muspratt goes to the Bodleian

The Helen Muspratt archive has been the subject of various BPH blogs in the past, most recently in connection with the upcoming Photo Oxford Festival exhibition Women & Photography: Ways of Seeing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2020 at 17:57 — No Comments

Proposed changes at the National Trust may adversely impact Britain's photographic heritage - UPDATED

Britain's photographic heritage is likely to be adversely impacted if proposals in a leaked National Trust discussion document come to pass. Written by the Trust's visitor experience director Tony Berry, it sets out a ten-year vision that will directly impact historic properties, curatorial and conservation posts and put collections in to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 22, 2020 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Online course: Women in the Frame – A History of Gender and the Photographic Portrait

This three-day course will investigate and highlight the role of women photographers from the 19th century to today and their influence in the field of photographic portraiture. Beginning by exploring the use of the camera by women during the birth of the medium, the course will go on to examine how 20th century women photographers…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 22, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

Online: Historic process demonstrations

Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, is hosting process historian Mark Osterman who will share techniques from the history of photography and demonstrating some of the methods.used. 

The talks are being held over four months and are free to attend, although pre-booking is required. They will take place via…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 22, 2020 at 7:00 — No Comments

Video: inside the Hardmans' House

The E. Chambré Hardman House in Liverpool is a photographic time-capsule and has been looked after by the National Trust since 2003. Currently closed due to COVID-19 the Trust has released a guided-tour film showing what is inside and how the collection of negatives…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 21, 2020 at 15:38 — No Comments

Jobs: Amber Film & Photography Collective

Amber Film & Photography Collective which includes Side Gallery, Newcastle-on-Tyne is recruiting for a series of part-time positions. 

  • Audience Development Coordinator - …
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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 21, 2020 at 15:24 — 5 Comments

Publication: BASSANO The making of a court photographer

Alexander Bassano established "one of the most important photographic studios of the Victorian era. His sitters included royalty, aristocracy, politicians, and leading names from the military, sciences and arts". Over 2,000 glass negative plates from the Bassano studio are housed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Yet so little is known about…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments

Online: Displaced Visions: Émigré Photographers of the 20th Century

Displaced Visions: Émigré Photographers of the 20th Century was the title of a talk and conversation between Dr Nissan Perez, former Curator of Photography at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and photographic historian and curator Colin Ford CBE. 

The talk is available to view:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 15, 2020 at 14:12 — No Comments

Another Eye: Online Conference / 11-13 September 2020

The Another Eye conference, celebrating the contribution of women refugee photographers who came to Britain after 1933. will be held online after its postponement earlier this year.  

Presentations will cover photographers’ work across portraiture, reportage, social documentary and architectural photography, and how the European cultural approaches…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 15, 2020 at 9:36 — No Comments

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