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Michael Pritchard's Blog – October 2012 Archive (21)

Exhibition call: Off the s{h}elf: The self and subjectivity in the artist's book

‘Off the shelf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book’ is an exhibition dedicated to various expressions of subjectivity in artist’s publications. It aims to bring together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the self in the artist’s book.

The exhibition will focus on…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments

Photographers’ practice: a lasting legacy for new work

Plymouth University has been awarded £9,950 from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme towards an important research and development project which aims to ensure new work made by contemporary photographers has a life and legacy that can benefit future generations - the general public, researchers and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

At a special colloquium yesterday invited attendees previewed the National Gallery's new exhibition Seduced by Art and explored some of the images and the links between photography and art. The exhibition is the Gallery's first major photography show, despite a relationship with photography which goes back to the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 28, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Rejlander to be honoured

In 2013 Wolverhampton Photographic Society will be celebrating its 125th anniversary and the 200th anniversary of its most famous photographer's birth, Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813-1875). To celebrate this a commemorative plaque will be laid on Rejlander's unmarked grave in Kensal Green Cemetery (…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Reference Works: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project

Pete James, Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library talks to Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps about the work they are making for REFERENCE WORKS: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project. The project, Birmingham’s largest photography commission, sees four photographers and four students/graduates from…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2012 at 6:43 — No Comments

Book: Photography The Whole Story

Photography The Whole Story concentrates on the pictures and stories behind them. In a world where billions of snapshots are taken every year, why are some photographers and their works considered so significant?

People have always tried to capture moments as images and over the centuries it was the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 25, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Book: Photographers and their cameras

A new book simply titled Photographers was launched last night in London. Written by BPH's Michael Pritchard's it looks at photographers and their cameras. The photographers featured include well-known names from Picture Post and Life magazines, press photographers and names such as…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2012 at 6:52 — No Comments

Bonhams closes its Photographs Department

London auction house Bonhams has closed its London Photographs Department as part of a wider reorganisation. In future photographs will be handled by the Book department. The department was established in 2009 under the leadership of Jocelyn Phillips and it had held a number of successful sales, establishing Bonhams…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

K-K book awards: call for submissions

Publishers are invited to submit up to ten of books published in 2012 for the Best Photography Book and the Best Moving Image Book categories of the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards. The author/s of the winning book in each category will receive a cash prize of £5,000. The initial submissions deadline is 5th…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 21, 2012 at 19:06 — No Comments

National Media Museum in Bradford holds spending review (UPDATED-2)

The National Media Museum (NMeM) in Bradford is undertaking a three week consultation as it launches a spending review as part of a wider restructure designed to cut running costs after visitors numbers halved in 10 years (see…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 21, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

British photography in Afghanistan

A member writes...Mr Paul Bucherer-Dietschi harbours a rare collection of historical images of Afghanistan, among them a large collection of images created by the Royal Engineers in the Afghan wars. I was fortunate to do approx. 1 year's voluntary work at the Swiss Afghanistan Institute to assist in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 20, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Scottish National Photography Centre

David Bruce writing in the Scottish Society for the History of Photography's (SSHoP) newsletter SSHoP Talk reports that the ambition of building a dedicated centre for Scottish photography at the former Royal High School on the Calton Hill in Edinburgh was not likely to be realised and the vehicle to do it,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Events: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

The National Gallery has a number of events around its Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present exhibition which runs from 31 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.

  • 27 October there is a colloquium in the exhibition space in the Sainsbury Wing on Level -2. Numbers are very limited…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2012 at 4:30 — No Comments

Symposium: Expanded Photographies: Technology, Perception, Representation

Expanded Photographies is a two-day symposium exploring ideas of photographic technology, notions of 'expanded' practice and rethinking photography within this context. It takes place on 25-26 October at Southampton Solent University. Amongst the speakers is Charlotte Cotton. See: http://www.expandedphotographies.com

Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2012 at 3:57 — No Comments

Event: Joan Fontcuberta Photography in Crisis

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR), University of Wales, Newport are pleased to announce a series of free lectures reflecting on photography and the Museum. To launch the series, leading Spanish artist Joan Fontcuberta, reflects on his edited…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2012 at 3:46 — No Comments

Media Space: Gala opening set for June 2013

Media Space's Gala Opening has been put back to June - on a day yet to be confirmed - according to information published by the Science Museum for its Patrons. The brochure notes: 

Media Space gala opening

Date to be confirmed

Join us for the gala opening of our new flagship…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

2012 DGPh Research Award for the History of Photography

Since 1978 the History and Archives department of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) has given an award that recognises scientific research into the history and theory of photography. A call for the 2012 award has been made.  

The Erich Stenger Award was initially aimed exclusively at published…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2012 at 12:50 — No Comments

DCMS releases Media Museum historic visitor numbers

DCMS has released visitor numbers broken down by month for various UK museums for financial years from 2004/5 to 2011/12. BPH has published these in the past.  These have been put together in an accessible form and are available here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 3, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Call for papers: Workers and Consumers: The Photographic Industry 1860-1950 (UPDATED)

The history of photography has largely been dominated by concerns about aesthetic production and its political framings. Such ‘art historical’ approaches have marginalised the study of the economic base of the medium manifested through a developing photographic industry, its related trades and its mass consumers. …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 9:25 — No Comments

Exhibition: Black Star Collection - Iconic photojournalism

The Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 black and white photographs is one of the world’s most significant collections of photojournalism. Tracing the social and political history of the 20th century, the iconic images were gifted to Ryerson University by an anonymous donor. The Black Star Collection now…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 — No Comments

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