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Michael Pritchard's Blog – October 2017 Archive (25)

Talk: Charles Wheatstone and the early years of the stereoscope / 7 October

The Stereoscopic Society is presenting Denis Pellerin of the London Stereoscopic Company in a public talk. Denis will examine how Wheatstone tried to promote his reflecting stereoscope till the 1870s in spite of the popular success of the lenticular viewer.

There will also be 3D projection of several 3D AV and 3D VIDEO shows: Projection of international award…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2017 at 19:22 — No Comments

Symposium: India’s Place in Photography’s World / 6 October 2017 (UPDATED)

Photography arrived in India in 1840 and ever since it has remained rooted in the distinctive aesthetics and cultural iconography of the sub-continent while also serving as a reflection of the political context of the times. The symposium will be chaired by Rahaab Allana, consultant curator of Illuminating India: Photography 1857–2017, curator of the Alkazi Foundation…


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Workshop: Cyanotype Printing and Pinhole Photography / 28-29 October

Join visual artist Almudena Romero for an introduction to the historical processes of cyanotype printing and pinhole photography. Gather inspiration in the Gallery and learn the basics of analogue photography and these early printing processes so that you will be able to practice independently after the course. Suitable for all abilities.

On day one, beginning with a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2017 at 13:39 — No Comments

Symposium: GRAIN: Responding to a Landscape / 24 November

Responding to a Landscape will explore, debate and review the evolving relationship between artists and photographers and the landscape. We will hear from a number of perspectives, from acclaimed practitioners for which landscape is a recurring subject, a social and environmental concern, a research and archive practice and an essential departure. What does landscape…


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Exhibition: Empire through the Lens: Pictures from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection / from 30 September

An exhibition examining the British Empire through photography will open at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery opened on 30 September. From 500,000 photographs and 2,000 films in the collection, 27 people were asked choose just one each and explain their choice in their own words.

The images and film have been selected from the British Empire & Commonwealth…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2017 at 10:34 — No Comments

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