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Michael Pritchard's Blog – October 2013 Archive (16)

PhD studentship funding

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between De Montfort University and the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Birmingham and Birmingham City,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2013 at 2:13 — No Comments

Wolverhampton Photographic Society 125th anniversary

2013 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wolverhampton Photographic Society. To celebrate the occasion, an exhibition traces the rich and influential history of photography in Wolverhampton from the mid-19th century to the present day.

The exhibition features six…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Lecture: Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

The Royal Photographic Society is hosting an exclusive 3D presentation and lecture on 1 November in London to celebrate the publication of the London Stereoscopic Company's Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell by Dr Brian H May CBE, Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming.  

The authors - led…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2013 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Publication: Niépce conference papers

The latest issue of The Royal Photographic Society's Imaging Science Journal carries three papers from the 2010 Niépce conference. The majority of the conference papers are published in two special issues of the ISJ (includes those in the issue shown right) and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Photographic History at the Science Museum

The Art Fund's Art Quarterly magazine publishes a great feature by Charles Darwent about the history of photography at the Science Museum ending up it's new London Media Space.

The article is available to download here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 26, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Photography meets art: Hangout on Air

On Wednesday, 30 October Tate Britain is hosting a live hang-out with fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, Tate curator of Photography Simon Baker and art critic Miranda Sawyer, as part of the ongoing ‘Meet Tate Britain’ series. British artist Fiona Crisp, HotShoe editor Gregory…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 25, 2013 at 18:24 — No Comments

Publication: The Photograph and The Album: Histories, Practices, Futures

This is the third in our new series of books exploring key aspects of both contemporary and historic photography. With 480 pages and more than 100 colour illustrations The Photograph and The Album: Histories, Practices, Futures is a perceptive and stimulating guide to understanding that most pervasive…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2013 at 19:27 — No Comments

Birmingham's Box of Light weekend

Box of Light which runs from 25-27 October at the Library of Birmingham is a celebration of the pre-cinema,magic lantern and early cinema. A series of events, talks workshops and activities taking place throughout the weekend. The event coincides with the Magic Lantern Society's…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 23, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Auction: Gibsons of Scilly Shipwreck archive

An unparalleled archive of shipwreck images will be presented for sale at Sotheby’s London auction on 12 November 2013. Taken by four generations of the Gibson family of photographers over nearly 130 years, the 1000 negatives record the wrecks of over 200 ships and the fate of their passengers, crew and cargo as they…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 21, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Auction: Hill and Adamson and others

Bonhams book auction on 12 November contains an extraordinary cache of ten Hill and Adamson calotypes; an album featuring work by Dodgson, Cameron and Rejlander; and an image by Le Gray. 

According to Bonhams' catalogue the album was compiled by Rev. F.H. Atkinson, and relates to his family and acquaintances…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Publication: Corfield Cameras: A History and Collectors' Guide

Corfield Cameras: A History and Collectors' Guide is a new publication by John E Lewis being launched today at Ballymoney Town Hall, Northern Ireland. In the 1950s when most British camera manufacturers seemed content to produce outdated designs or very expensive models, K G Corfield Ltd bucked the trend.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Talk: Archival Sources - A talk by Pete James - 16 October

Pete James, Curator of Photographic Collections at the Library of Birmingham will discuss how, over the last 148 years, Birmingham’s four libraries have been the subject of a wide range of projects by architectural, documentary and amateur …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 9, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments

Publication: Victor Albert Prout

A descendant of Victor Albert Prout was published a book about this photographer. Victor Albert Prout (1835-77) came from a family of artists and was himself an artist as well as an early photographer. He lived in Australia for a total of eighteen years, first as a child with his father,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 9, 2013 at 19:04 — No Comments

National Media Museum acquires wildlife pioneers' movie camera

The Guardian has reported that the National Media Museum has purchased Richard and Cherry Kearton's movie camera which appeared at auction in Newcastle recently. The £4000 acquisition was made with the support of the Royal Photographic Society - both Kearton brothers were members of The Society. The…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2013 at 10:05 — No Comments

Publication: Country House Camera

Country House Camera is an invaluable record of an aristocratic society on the verge seismic change. Visually detailing a rare glimpse of the private lives of English nobility between 1850 and 1930, Country House Camera subtly captures a photographic and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 7, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

Symposium: Turning Over An Old Leaf: Thomas Wedgwood, Humphry Davy, and Their Early Experiments

UPDATE 28/10/2013: This event has been cancelled. 

On 5 December 2013 the Getty Conservation Institute is holding a one-day symposium Turning Over An Old Leaf: Thomas Wedgwood, Humphry Davy, and Their Early Experiments in Photography. 

The first published article…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2013 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

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