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Michael Pritchard's Blog – November 2011 Archive (14)

Job: Assistant Exhibition Organiser NMeM

As Assistant Exhibition Organiser for The National Media Museum, you will assist with the management and organization of the practical and administrative aspects of our temporary exhibitions programme. You will be part of a team that, each year, delivers content for up to six temporary exhibitions, six displays, one semi-permanent exhibition and all associated web content, multi-media and interactive exhibits. So over the course of the contract, there’s lots to get involved…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 2011 at 21:06 — No Comments

Directory of Photographic Collections in the UK

The Directory was created by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, to help researchers to look for photographs relating to their interests. The project is led by Val Williams, and its researcher, since 2004, is Bob Pullen.

The Directory is a portal to Institutions in the UK, and provides…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 2011 at 21:02 — No Comments

Sutton panoramic negative at auction

A Sutton panoramic camera negative believed to show Dunolly, Australia, c.1862, is being offered at auction on 11 December 2011. The negative is one from a group that was discovered some years ago. The camera and other negatives were previously sold at Christie's. See: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 27, 2011 at 8:19 — 1 Comment

K-K Photography Book Awards 2012

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, in partnership with the World Photography Organisation, is looking for the Best Photography Book and Best Moving Image Book of the year. A £10,000 prize will be split between the winners of each category who'll be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony on 26 April 2012.

The judging panel for the Best Photography Book…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2011 at 15:42 — No Comments

Auction: Photobooks

The auction of printed books at Christie’s South Kensington on 28 November includes about 90 lots of photobooks, among them fine photobooks from the collection of Bob and Laurence Calle (lots 371-443); the 72 lots include a remarkably fresh, unrestored copy of Moi Ver’s Paris from the collection of its publisher and in the original glassine jacket (lot 419); an…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2011 at 7:54 — No Comments

Book & Event: The Prussian Expedition to Japan, 1860-61

Under Eagle Eyes: Lithographs, Drawings and Photographs from the Prussian Expedition to Japan, 1860-61. Edited by Sebastian Dobson & Sven Saaler, with contributions by Nakai Akio, Peter Pantzer, Veit Hammer, Timon Screech, Sebastian Dobson & Sven Saaler.

In the roll call of Western nations that participated in the “re-opening” of Japan in the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2011 at 7:51 — No Comments

Early album research

Dr J H Robbins writes...Readers may be interested to know that a Victorian Scrap Album has been identified as belonging to Major-General Richard Clement Moody RE (previously Colonel) who had a significant role in British Columbia in the years 1858-1863. Bought in the 1970s in Dorchester, England, this has just been identified as belonging to Col Richard Clement Moody RE. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Job: Chief Executive - Greater China Photographic Society

Greater China Photographic Society aims to unite the efforts of cultural enthusiasts, scholars, photographers and photographic followers of the art of photography, for all people of the world who love Chinese Culture. Our mission is to promote the photographic arts, Chinese culture and charity for the benefit of Society and the World. Our vision is to create unlimited new vistas.

This new appointment of Chief Executive Office Worldwide of the Greater China Photographic Society (GCPS)…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2011 at 7:04 — No Comments

Mathew Brady's camera up for auction

James Garfinkle advises...After 31 years of being the custodian of Mathew Brady's Studio Wet-Plate Camera, I have decided to let another person or institution have the pleasure of owning 'the most iconic piece of photographic Americana.' The camera was used to take portraits of Lincoln and other notables in the Civil War period.

Its provenance is unmatched: Meserve /…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 19, 2011 at 17:00 — 8 Comments

Job: Photographic Golf Collection

St Andrews University is advertising two jobs for a Photographic Golf Collection Project Curator and a Photographic Golf Collection Digitisation Officer. The role requirements are: 

Photographic Golf Collection Project Curator - JC1049

Department of Special Collections, University Library, £24,370 - £29,099 per annum, Start: February 2012, Fixed term 4 years, Hours of work - 36.25 per week

We are seeking an individual to fulfil the role of Photographic…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 17, 2011 at 6:57 — No Comments

World's most expensive photograph

Auction house Christie's has set a new world record price of $4,338,500 (£2.7 million) for a photograph in an auction in New York. Andreas Gursky's Rhein II was sold on 8 November. The price overtakes the previous record for a Cindy Sherman 1981 print.

The Christie's catalogue entry can be found here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 13, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Publication: The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918

Due for release on 2 February 2012 is Professor Elizabeth Edwards' new book: The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918 published by Duke University Press. The book's synopsis reads: 

In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, hundreds of amateur photographers took part in the photographic survey movement in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2011 at 20:56 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center seeks a curator to provide leadership and vision for an internationally renowned photography collection with strengths in the history of photography, photojournalism, documentary photography, Texana, and literary iconography.

The Ransom Center is a special collections library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin with over 37 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, over 5 million photographs, and 100,000 works of art.



Added by Michael Pritchard on November 2, 2011 at 7:06 — No Comments

Plans scaled back? Media Space and Photographers' Gallery

The Observer and Guardian's photography commentator Sean O'Hagan reports on a scaling back of plans for London's Photographers' Gallery and the National Media Museum's Media Space, due to the difficulty of raising funds in the current economic climate. See:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 1, 2011 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

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