Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Born in Edinburgh in 1837, the Scotsman trained as a lensmaker at the age of 14. And then, like many youngsters of his time, Thomson headed east to…Continue
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W J J Bolding (1815-1899) is the subject of a new book about this 1850/60s North Norfolk photographer. The book records what is known about Bolding along with a selection of his outstanding photographs. A chapter by John Benjafield contextualises Bolding's work in the early history of photography. …Continue
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The Guardian reports on the government scheme to accept items in lieu of tax. Items accepted must be made available to the public for viewing. Included on the list are the following photographic items:
The Fotorestauratie Atelier VOF offers English Master Classes in various subjects surrounding the preservation of photographs. During the first half of the year we are placing special focus on preservation strategies surrounding modern photographs.
All courses will be given in Amsterdam and prices include coffee breaks,…
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A new monograph records the life and achievements pioneering wildlife photographer and cinematographer Oliver G Pike FRPS. The 56-page publication is available for £5 plus p+p from the author's website: …Continue
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The world's two oldest photographic periodicals have announced their digitisation. The Royal Photographic Society's Photographic Journal, which dates from March 1853 and the British Journal of Photography which dates from January 1854 will be made available in digital forms to researchers and the public. Both publications have been published continuously…Continue
The State Hermitage Museum is pleased to invite you to take part in the international conference "Current Research in Photography" held to mark the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage and 175 years since the invention of…Continue
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Photography, like other modern media, was readily utilised in the promulgation of political and ideological concepts in Germany between the two world wars. This is especially true for the visualisation of racial and eugenic ideas developed in the nineteenth century and ideas of a ‘Germanic’ nation, subsequently incorporated in National Socialist thinking and propaganda. This…Continue
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Sotheby's have produced a special catalogue for The Val Prinsep album compiled by Julia Margaret Cameron. A PDF copy can be had by clicking here. The auction takes place on 10 December 2013. …Continue
This three-day short course at West Dean College will be led by Susie Clark, ACR. Susie was formerly the conservator for a collection of approximately 20 million photographs at the BBC Hulton Picture Library (now Getty Images) and is now an accredited freelance paper and photograph conservator and consultant.…Continue
The National Media Museum has had its five year plan to turnaround the museum accepted by the trustees of the Science Museum Group. The plans, presented by Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Head of the museum,will create two new permanent galleries, a temporary exhibition space, an overhaul of the lobby and entrances and will join the museum with a commercial cinema partner. They are dependent on securing funds to realise them.
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus newspaper…Continue
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In this volume Hanlon turns conventional photographic history inside out, restoring American photography to its proper place among the great early traditions. Too often the United States is seen as a provincial player in calotype photography; a poor cousin to the Britons who invented the technique and the French who perfected it. In this book,…Continue
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This peer-reviewed conference taking place 10-11 July 2014 will explore seaside photography in its very broadest sense and provide a critical space for debate and enquiry. This conference invites submissions that explore seaside photography in all its manifestations.
Proposed papers might…Continue
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Leicester's De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre has announced its Spring terms seminars which explore Photography Evidence and Law. They are open to everyone at no charge on Tuesdays from 4-6pm in the Edith Murphy Building.
January 14th (Room: EM 1.27)
Professor Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan/University…Continue
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Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, is to take partial retirement on 31 December 2013. He will continue working on specific projects on a part-time basis as Special Exhibitions Advisor.
Born in 1949 Pepper joined the NPG in 1975 as librarian and curated his first show of E O Hoppé's work two years later. He became curator of…Continue
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