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‘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 contemporary publications and welcomes submissions from a wide…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments
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 students.
Led by photographer Jem Southam, Professor in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments
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 Gallery's Keeper and first Director Sir Charles…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 28, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
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 (…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
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 Birmingham City University making creative responses to the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2012 at 6:43 — No Comments
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 task of artists to select subjects and set them down, but in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 25, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
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 Cartier-Bresson, Bailey, Donovan, Eistenstaedt, Burrows and many…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2012 at 6:52 — No Comments
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 as an leading place to sell photography in the United…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments
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 December 2012.
Books on photography or the moving…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 21, 2012 at 19:06 — No Comments
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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 transcribing English letters of the Royal Engineer photographers and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 20, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
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, Hill Adamson Ltd, has been wound up.
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
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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
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 anthology ‘Photography - Crisis in History’ of 2002 on 17 October 2012.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2012 at 3:46 — No Comments
Media Space gala opening
Date to be confirmed
Join us for the gala opening of our new flagship gallery. Using the unrivalled collections of the National Media…
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
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 books, it was transformed into an advancement award in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2012 at 12:50 — No Comments
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: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 3, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
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. Work is now emerging in this field, scattered across a number…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 9:25 — No Comments
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 makes its home at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), Toronto's…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 — No Comments