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Michael Pritchard's Blog – October 2016 Archive (26)

Publication: The Swains. A photographic dynasty

The Swains involvement in photography spans over 150 years and encompasses the making of cameras and magic lanterns, studio, wedding, commercial, aerial and war photography, photographic retailing, photographic processing, photographic wholesaling, cinematography and much more.

Little has been…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Qing Dynasty Shanghai. The Photographs of William Saunders / 4-12 November

Life in Qing Dynasty Shanghai: The Photographs of William Saunders features a selection of over 35 original nineteenth-century albumen silver prints, most hand-tinted, by William Saunders from the Stephan Loewentheil Historical Photography of China Collection.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2016 at 19:56 — No Comments

Publication: The Keartons: Inventing nature photography

In 1892, brothers Richard and Cherry Kearton took the first ever photograph of a bird’s nest with eggs. Realising the camera’s potential to reveal secrets of the natural world, they resolved to make the best possible records of their discoveries in the habitats, habits and behaviour of birds and other creatures. The…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 4, 2016 at 19:34 — No Comments

Publication: Anthropology & Photography

The latest online publication from the RAI Photography Committee is now available. Volume 5 Carol…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 4, 2016 at 18:45 — No Comments

Robert Hellis (1835-1895), London photographer

Peter Brunning has written a short biography of the London studio photographer Robert Hellis. The piece was published in the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery newsletter. The newsletter containing the article can be downloaded here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2016 at 17:55 — No Comments

Job: Assistant Curator, Sound and Vision Galleries

The National Media Museum is looking for someone with a genuine passion for contemporary museum practice who can help us showcase some of our iconic objects in a way that is engaging and exciting to our visitors.

Using your knowledge of museum practice in collections, experience in research and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2016 at 17:32 — No Comments

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