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Michael Pritchard's Blog – September 2011 Archive (17)

Exhibition: John Chillingworth - The Innocence of Childhood

These pictures of children from the 1950s and ‘60s, are a mere fraction of John Chillingworth’s work, but remain as fresh today as they were when picture magazines were at their zenith. In the 1950s John was a member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists whose images told stories for the seminal British picture magazine, Picture Post.  During the celebration…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2011 at 18:20 — No Comments

Exhibition: Julia Margaret Cameron Photographs of Children

A small display featuring portraits of children by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79), one of the most influential figures in early photography, opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum's Museum of Childhood, London on 15 October 2011. It closes on 13 February 2012

The images explore Cameron’s vision of childhood, in which children are sacred and the embodiment of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2011 at 21:44 — No Comments

Exhibition: Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism

The V+A has a small display running - curated by Marta Weiss - that explores photographs that make reference to themselves, other media and texts. It aims to demonstrate how such Postmodernist approaches to photography have persisted for over 30 years. Spanning the mid-1970s to the present day, it shows work by some of the most influential artists associated with…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 26, 2011 at 18:11 — No Comments

2012 International Street Photography Awards

The International Street Photography Award is looking for exceptional international photographers that display a unique style and depth of work in the genre of street photography. The genre crosses over into portraiture, documentary and art photography (see the 2011 finalists for inspiration and a guide to what defines street photography). The 2011 winners can be seen…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2011 at 9:53 — No Comments

Bradford: Ways of Seeing photography festival

BPH recently took notice of a new photography festival based in Bradford (click to see the original posting). The Yorkshire Post carries an interview with Anne McNeill, the Director of Impressions Gallery, who co-founded and has been…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Newly discovered early photographs by Linnaeus Tripe of India and Burma to be sold

Mention was made here of Tripe photographs being  offered by Bonhams. Sotheby's has now revealed that it will be offering an important cache of previously unseen Tripe material. 

Sotheby's London is pleased to announce that it will offer…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 24, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Muybridge's Revolver

On October 17th 1874, Kingston born photographer Eadweard Muybridge shot dead the drama critic of The San Francisco Post, Harry Larkyns, with a single bullet from a Smith and Wesson No 2 revolver. A jury, convinced by lawyers under the patronage of railroad magnate Leland Stanford, acquitted him of “justifiable homicide” and Muybridge went on to photograph and publish his…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2011 at 17:41 — No Comments

Job: NMeM Sales and Service Manager

The National Media Museum is dedicated to delivering a world-class Front of House operation every day. As Sales and Service Manager, you will implement the service strategy to ensure that we provide a consistently exceptional visitor experience while meeting sales and income targets for retail and cinemas.

You will have full responsibility for sales and service in our Meet and Greet areas, in the Box Office, our cinemas (including IMAX) and Galleries 1 and 2. A strong track record of… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2011 at 18:05 — No Comments

Picture postcard history

BBC4 showed an interesting history of the picture postcard under the title of The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley. The programme can be viewed here: The only point of disagreement is that I would argue that the picture postcard did not democratise images of the working class - the carte de visite and photography had done that some fifty years… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2011 at 21:49 — No Comments

Seminars: University of London - Photographic History

I would draw reader's attention to the series of free photographic history seminars being held at the University of London on Saturdays between October and December:

For anyone based in the Midlands then…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Vintage Photography at the Kennel Club Art Gallery

Explore the history of dogs in photography at the Kennel Club Art Gallery with a unique display of vintage images depicting man’s best friend from the 1850s to the 1950s. ‘Photography Going to the Dogs’ is the latest exhibition to come to the hidden Mayfair treasure, the Kennel Club Art Gallery. The charming exhibition will take visitors through 100 years of dog…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 11, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments

NMeM / NMSI seen as 'gigantic gold mines'

The National Museum of Science and Industry's new head of commercial development sees the National Media Museum and its sister museums as 'gigantic gold mines' ripe for commercial development. At a time of museum staff redundancies and increasing pressures on hard-pressed curatorial teams the National Museum of Science and Industry has restructured and expanded its commercial development b2b team. 

Following the appointment of former Classic Media and Ragdoll executive, Anya Hollis as…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2011 at 19:33 — No Comments

Photo-history seminar series in Leicester

Leicester's De Montfort University Photographic History Research Centre is holding a series of seminars in Culture of Photography during the Autumn 2011 term on Tuesdays from 4–6pm in the Edith Murphy Building 1.08. Admission is free and open to anyone. The series comprises:

  • October 18th. Professor Gillian Rose (Open University) ‘The question of method:…

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2011 at 7:00 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Posters and Designs BFI

We are looking for a Curator to take responsibility for the BFI National Archive’s collection of posters, designs and museum objects. Working as part of the BFI curatorial team you will be required to document, develop, research and interpret the poster and designs collections, ensuring they are embedded within the cultural programme of the BFI.

You will have a strong…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2011 at 7:22 — No Comments

NMeM, Bradford, marketing campaign

There is a case study of the National Media Museum's on-going marketing campaign by the creative team behind a recent series of posters. The idea was, in the words of the agency behind the campaign: 'Let the objects speak for themselves! By doing this, we were able to communicate the depth and variety on offer at the National Media Museum whilst also bringing out the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 4, 2011 at 18:12 — No Comments

Noel and Everest Expedition stereocards

The following item is coming up for auction in New York:  EVEREST, NEPAL AND TIBET. NOEL, JOHN. 1890-1989. Group of 53 stereoscopic silver gelatin prints, c.1924, generally 5 3/8 x 2 7/8 inches and 5 1/2 x 3 inches, most mounted on card, many with typed captions on reverse, several with typed label "Photo Capt. Noel" and one with label "Photo by Capt. J.B. Noel, F.R.G.S.,… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2011 at 8:21 — No Comments

Lecture: Niépce in England - 14 October

In October 2010 the National Media Museum hosted the 'Niépce in England' Conference where they could announce and share with the photographic, conservation and scientific communities the ground breaking findings which had been discovered during the collaborative research partnership between the National Media Museum (NMeM) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).

The aim of the project is to record the ‘signature’ of every photographic process and the variants throughout the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2011 at 17:16 — No Comments

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