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Michael Pritchard's Blog – November 2015 Archive (9)

Conference: Julia Margaret Cameron at 200 / 15 January 2016

This one-day conference will present new research on the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron's social, religious, colonial and artistic contexts. International speakers will explore themes such as Cameron’s experimental techniques and exchanges with other artists and her lasting impact and relevance for contemporary…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 2015 at 9:09 — No Comments

Symposium: Julia Margaret Cameron: Victorian networks, empire and the history of photography today / 20 January 2016

The year 2015 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Calcutta-born photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  In eight short statements, researchers and curators will reflect on the status of the Victorian photographer in the history of photography at large while also using her work as a springboard to think about the present and the future of an increasingly globally conceived…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 30, 2015 at 9:03 — No Comments

Exhibition: Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century

In March 2016, the V&A will present the first retrospective of the American artist Paul Strand (1890-1976) in the UK for over 30 years. Revered as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Strand defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today.

Part of a tour organised by Philadelphia Museum of Art, in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 29, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Canadian Photography Institute formed

The National Gallery of Canada in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada Foundation has announced the creation of the Canadian Photography Institute, a national research and exhibition centre of excellence devoted to photography. The Institute will foster transformative partnerships and cooperation opportunities worldwide for the integrated study of its collection,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2015 at 19:12 — No Comments

Exhibition: Sir Charles Wheatstone

Physicist, inventor and businessman, Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) was professor of experimental philosophy at King’s College London for over 40 years, during which time he invented the electric telegraph, the stereoscope and a number of musical instruments. He embodied in his career and accomplishments the developing significance of science as a discipline and its…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 15, 2015 at 17:49 — No Comments

Appointment: Dr Kelley Wilder to direct PHRC

Dr Kelley Wilder, currently Reader in Photographic History, has been appointed director of De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre. She will take over from Professor Elizabeth Edwards who…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 10, 2015 at 5:30 — No Comments

Symposium: Women in Photography - 21 November 2015

To coincide with the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron, The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the National Media Museum and the University of Westminster presents a day of lectures that celebrate women in photography from both sides of the lens.

The talks reflect on the historical and contemporary contribution made by women to photography.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2015 at 14:06 — No Comments

Workshop: Bromoil - 5 March 2016

Learn the photographic art of bromoil printing from negative to finished print, and leave with a finished bromoil, plus transfer demonstration. Arranged by The Bromoil Circle of Great Briatin. Places are limited to 15. 

The cost is £50 including tea and coffee.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Online resource: European History of Photography network

Nuno Pinheiro writes...Thank you for the warm reception on the idea of creating a Network for European History of Photography. I believe this is a project which will help us all.

I hope in the future to have better web housing and better designed site, however the most important is to have a place to share information, to get connected to each other, to have discussions, to present our work, to search for connections. Now we have such a place: A blog, a Facebook page and an e-mail.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2015 at 2:00 — No Comments

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