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Michael Pritchard's Blog – December 2010 Archive (5)

Ngrams - a useful research tool or just a gimmick?

I spotted this on Luke McKernan’s excellent blog which deals with silent and early cinema which can be found at  …


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 31, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Event: New Directions in Contemporary Photography

One of the great paradigm shifts in contemporary art over the past 20 years has been the movement of photography into the realm of fine art. The critical and commercial success of artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, who are represented by contemporary art galleries, and the appointment of photography curators to top public galleries such as Tate Modern and Guggenheim, has ensured that the medium is increasingly regarded as a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 26, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Annie Leibovitz visits the NMeM


World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the National Media Museum on Tuesday 14 December - the latest stop on a personal journey she is undertaking looking at places relating to inspirational and culturally significant people. Her travels, which will be documented in an upcoming book titled…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 19, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

Major photograph collection accepted in lieu of tax

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has issued its 2009/10 Acceptance in Lieu Report. Of interest to BPH is the acceptance of 49 prints from the twentieth century which was settled in August 2009 and are now in the Tate Gallery, London. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2010 at 14:21 — No Comments

Fay Godwin's cameras join NMeM exhibition

Colin Harding reports on the National Media Museum blog that the museum's Fay Godwin exhibition 'Land Revisited' has recently received a welcome addition when a delayed loan from the British Library was finally installed. These include two of her cameras, together with some of her original printing notes and contact sheets. There are two of Fay Godwin's cameras on…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2010 at 7:41 — 1 Comment

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