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Michael Pritchard's Blog – November 2014 Archive (14)

cfp: Reflecting the World: Museums and collections of visual and sound documentation around 1900

Reflecting the World: Museums and collections of visual and sound documentation around 1900 is an international conference organized by the Elysée Museum, the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, Switzerland, 5-6 November, 2015. A paper copy of the call can be…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2014 at 11:19 — No Comments

TV transmission: The Real Tom Thumb

The Real Tom Thumb: History’s Smallest Superstar, a documentary on the life of Charles Stratton, will be broadcast on BBC4 on Tuesday 25 November, at 9pm. The programme features contributions from David Burder FRPS discussing early photography (shown, below) and the demonstration of the collodion…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Then and Now

Following a lively panel discussion about the role of Women Photographers, both historical and current, held at the TATE Modern in April 2014, we are now inviting papers and visual presentations for a conference to be held at the Tate Modern, London in the autumn of 2015.

The original panel brought together women…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 17:34 — 2 Comments

Barnardo's historic archive - An update

Last year BPH reported that the historic Barnardo's archive, which includes historical photography of children dating back to the 1870s, was under threat (See:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 23, 2014 at 10:25 — No Comments

Lecture: 'The invitation of photography' - 3 December, Brighton

Photography is central to the ways in which the past is recounted, in public institutions such as museums as much as in private settings. Yet the histories of photographs themselves, and how they are implicated in the stories as well as the telling, are often neglected.

In order to develop a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 22, 2014 at 9:11 — No Comments

Job: Gallery and Artistic Development Manager

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join Candlestar as a member of the Photo London team as its Gallery and Artistic Development Manager.

The inaugural edition of Photo London at Somerset House (21-24 May, 2015) will be both a major international photography…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Property for sale: Rock House / the former Hill & Adamson studio

Rock House, on Edinburgh's Calton Hill is being offered for sale by Savills for £1.2 million. Savills comments that It is notable in photographic history as the studio of Hill and Adamson, and a plaque commemorating their partnership is mounted on the front of the house.



In 1843…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 20, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Death of Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, aged 48 (UPDATED)

The death has been reported of Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, aged 48, in London. Although not a name that will now be familiar to many photography collectors, for a period in the late 1990s/2000s Sheikh Saud was the largest buyer of photography - photographs and cameras - in the world, securing a number of important photography collections for himself and for the state of Qatar at auction and from dealers across the UK, Europe and North America.

The blurring of lines between the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 10, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Research call: Similarity Engine for Researching About Photographic History (SERAPH)

In recent years, the proliferation of online resources has shifted the balance of research away from physical archives towards online searching and browsing. However, keyword searches do not make it easy to browse for interesting ideas and relevant information when one is not sure exactly what one is looking for, even though it is often easy enough to recognise the potential of such information when one sees it.

Yet arguably browsing behaviour is just as important as targeted…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 10, 2014 at 6:29 — No Comments

Workshops: Ambrotypes and Wet-Collodion negs and prints

The Royal Photographic Society is holding two historical process workshops led by Michael Schaaf. The first on 14 February 2015 will allow participants to make ambrotypes. On the second, on 21 February, participants will making wet-collodion negatives and prints. Both take place in Bristol's St Pauls…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

cfp: Photographs, Ethics and Africa on Display

Photographic collections or 'archives' from Africa and its diasporas are increasingly en vogue among researchers and curators internationally. What is less often discussed are the sensitive issues involved in repackaging such image objects for display in new contexts and for broader audiences in terms of historical…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2014 at 16:23 — No Comments

Lecture: Surviving the Tsunami: Salvaging and Digitising Historical Photographs

The March 2011 earthquake triggered a tsunami that ravaged coastal areas, destroying buildings and sweeping more than 19,000 people out to sea. One hard-hit community was Rikuzentakata, a city in IwatePrefecture:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

J M W Turner and J J E Mayall

The release of Mr Turner, Mike Leigh's film about J M W Turner includes a meeting between Turner and the photographer J J E Mayall who takes Turner's daguerreotype portrait. The…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 2, 2014 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Exhibition: Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs from the Middle East

In 1862, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) was sent on a four-month educational tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94). This exhibition documents his journey through the work of Bedford, the first photographer to travel on a royal tour. It explores the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 1, 2014 at 8:37 — No Comments

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