Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The carte-de-visite illustrated shows a woman, apparently from the Indian subcontinent, in a sari and with metal arm bands. It came from an album of British c-de-v which suggests that it might have been taken in Britain. Does anyone recognise the subject or have any comments about the origin of the sitter? There is nothing on the…Continue
Seaside: Photographed (25 May - 8 September 2019) is Turner Contemporary’s first photography exhibition, curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson. This major exhibition will examine the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. As well as featuring the work of eminent photographers…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 26, 2018 at 20:58 — No Comments
Chiswick auctions upcoming auction of photographs and cameras includes plenty of British-related material with Bill Brandt, George Hurrell, nineteenth-century topographical material and others represented. Included is rare ‘Box of Pinups’ dating from 1965, featuring some of the biggest names of the 60s - Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, The Beatles, Jean Shrimpton,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2018 at 16:19 — No Comments
The database on scientific illustrators (DSI) was launched in 2011 and is a project by the Section for History of Science & Technology [Abteilung für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und Technik, GNT] at the History Dept. at the University of…Continue
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The University of St Andrews has an annual visiting scholar programme and the five 2018 recipients have a series of blogs reporting on their work.Of particular interest to BPH is José Luís Neves from…Continue
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The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business and service professionals. This programme would include history of photography.
In addition to its regular programme of fee-paying doctorates, the University of West London is offering PhD…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2018 at 8:57 — No Comments
Luma is pleased to announce the exhibition, Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018, a major project exploring the rich history of mechanically-reproduced imagery from the nineteenth century to the present, organized by visual artist and theorist Walead Beshty. The exhibition features over three…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 19, 2018 at 8:04 — No Comments
The National Portrait Gallery began acquiring photographs shortly after its foundation in 1856, although the first photograph did not officially enter the Collection until 1932. Since then, the Gallery’s Photographs Collection has expanded to include approximately 250,000 examples of the medium. Dating from photography’s earliest days following its discovery…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 18, 2018 at 17:50 — No Comments
From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will, for the first time, present an in depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. In collaboration with Fast Forward Women…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 18, 2018 at 16:43 — No Comments
The David Collection’s new special exhibition provides a hitherto unknown first-hand impression of 19th-century India, primarily — but not exclusively — seen with the eyes of western photographers. Through original vintage photographs, the viewer is taken back to photography’s birth and earliest childhood and up to around 1900.
Photography had made a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 18, 2018 at 16:38 — No Comments
The legendary Marilyn Monroe is captured in full splendor by society- and appointed court photographer of the British Royal Family Baron (Stirling Henry Nahum) - whose career started in photographing ballets at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and whose real breakthrough came in 1947 photographing the wedding of Prince Philip and Princess…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 18, 2018 at 16:11 — No Comments
Arclight is a data mining and visualization tool for film and media history that allow users to analyze millions of pages of digitally scanned magazines and newspapers for trends related to a chosen subject.
Also, available is The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities free…Continue
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The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, has appointed Dr Geoff Belknap as its Head Curator, effective from 1 November. Belknapp joined the museum in June 2017 as Curator of…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:56 — No Comments
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6-7:30pm
Anna Dahlgren, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University
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The Face of Suffrage is a new large scale art installation created to celebrate 100 years of Votes for Women by Helen Marshall The ‘Face of Suffrage’ artwork is a floor-based, 200 metre square photo mosaic consisting of more than 3,500 images of females from across the West Midlands.
It will be located on the concourse of Birmingham New…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments
The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) which runs a gallery and archive in Bristol, based on Parr's own work but extending to British documentary photography, has launched its new membership scheme. The aim of the scheme is to open up access to the Foundation’s library and huge archive collection, as well as giving members discounts on talks, screenings, workshops…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments
BPH member Ben Lewis is trying to find more details about this photograph and the London photographer William E Gray who worked independently and was also associated with the company of Henry Dixon and Son Ltd which absorbed his business in 1931.
The photograph was taken for the Cook Collection around 1902-7. It has a number "Photo Gray…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 6, 2018 at 12:09 — No Comments
Four years ago Ellen Nolan inherited a suitcase. Inside was an archive of hundreds of images and documents belonging to her Great Aunt, Nita Harvey, an English actress on the brink of Hollywood success in the 1930s. In 1933 Nita was discovered through a beauty contest, summoned to Hollywood and signed to Paramount studios. She was prepared for performing by her mother, who…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2018 at 2:01 — No Comments
Newly qualified PhDs in photographic history may be interested in two Early Career Academic Fellow (ECAF) positions at De Montfort University. The position will ultimately lead to tenure in 2020. DMU is home to the Photographic History Research Centre and runs a MA history of photography programme.
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