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Michael Pritchard's Blog – September 2017 Archive (12)

Job: Research Assistant - William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne Project

TheWilliam Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné project requires a Research Project Assistant to assist the project director, Professor…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 29, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

Tate expands photography collection in 2015/16

The Tate's annual report for 2015/16 reports a large growth in the photography collections. As part of the donation of photographs from the Eric and Louise Franck London Collection, an important group by black British photographers was accessioned during the year. Jane and Michael Wilson donated a body of British and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2017 at 16:47 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Tate Britain appoints Kate Bush to a new curatorial role

Kate Bush has been appointed by Tate Britain to the new post of Adjunct Curator of Photography, starting in October 2017. Kate is a curator and critic specialising in contemporary art and photography. She was most recently…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Lecture: Stills 40th Anniversary Lecture: Simon Baker / 19 October

Simon Baker is Tate’s first Curator of Photography. Since his appointment in 2009 he has worked on acquisitions, displays…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 8:06 — No Comments

Martin Parr Foundation opens in Bristol on 25 October 2017 (UPDATED)

The Martin Parr Foundation, a new centre for British photography and the works of Martin Parr, will open in Bristol on 25 October 2017. The Martin Parr Foundation was established in 2014 and will open to the public in the Paintworks complex, Bristol, and comprises a studio, gallery, library and archive centre.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

Research award call: Peter E. Palmquist fund for historical photographic research

Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936-2003) had a keen interest in the photography of the American West, California, and Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:41 — No Comments

Job: Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

We are looking for a  Curator to take responsibility for the conceptual development, organisation and co-ordination of exhibitions and publications assigned by the Director and Chief Curator, including budgetary management and fundraising. The Curator also contributes ideas to the Gallery’s programme, liaises with…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:29 — No Comments

Exhibition: A Green and Pleasant Land British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now / from 30 September

This major survey exhibition focuses on artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape and its relationship to identity, place and time. Exploring how artists interpret urban and rural landscape through the lens of their own…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:19 — No Comments

Seminar: Trading Places: Photography and Anglo-Australian Merchants in Meiji Japan / 25 October

In recent years scholars both in Japan and Australia have become increasingly concerned with the close ties between these two emerging nation-states in the nineteenth century. Whereas much of the scholarship on Japan’s international relations of the period has focused on the Euro-American ‘treaty port’ powers, this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:09 — No Comments

Exhibition: Empire through the lens: pictures from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection / from 30 September

From 500,000 photographs and 2,000 films in the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection held at Bristol Archives, 27 people were asked to choose just one. This exhibition reveals their choices and the reasons for that choice explained in their own words.

The former British Empire & Commonwealth Museum…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2017 at 17:36 — No Comments

Publication: Shadows of War. Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Shadows of War. Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 is a new publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name currently on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse until 26 November 2017. It will be shown in London at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2018.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2017 at 15:10 — No Comments

Exhibition: No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War / from 7 October 2017

No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict. Commemorating the First World War Centenary,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2017 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

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