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Michael Pritchard's Blog – December 2015 Archive (13)

Photographer Frank Hurley images on new stamp issue

The work of photographer Frank Hurley is used on eight new stamps being issued by the Royal Mail on 7 January 2016. The set is being issued to commemorate Ernest Shackleton's polar voyage of 1914-1916. Shackleton's ship Endurance became stuck in ice and Shackleton with six companions then braved a voyage of 720…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 29, 2015 at 16:20 — 1 Comment

Event: Photo-history Research / 9 January 2016

The Historical Group of The Royal Photographic Society has arranged another of its popular - and useful - Research Days on Saturday, 9 January 2016 at the School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London. The day will consist of more than twelve speakers presenting short papers about their research and work in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 29, 2015 at 8:50 — No Comments

Publication: Belgian Photographic Literature of the 19th Century

This new publication by Steven F Joseph is the first comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of historical Belgian photographic literature. It presents comprehensive survey of both of illustrated books and of technical publications. It makes a major contribution to academic study…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Call for applications: Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds enables the Rijksmuseum to annually award two postgraduate Fellowships that stimulate outstanding object-based, photo-historical research by prospective curators from the Netherlands or abroad.

Fellowships are awarded for a six-month period. The focus of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 26, 2015 at 11:24 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Camera Exposed, V&A July 2016-March 2017

The V&A Photographs department will be producing a display in Gallery 38A titled: The Camera Exposed. It will explore themes around the presence of ‘the camera’, or some trace of it, in photographs. Spanning the history of photography, the display will present works that explore this theme different…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 24, 2015 at 7:03 — 2 Comments

Bronwen Colquhoun takes up Senior Curator of Photography role

Bronwen Colquhoun, Assistant Curator of Photography at the V&A, London, is leaving to take up the recently advertised post of Senior Curator of Photography at the National Museum of Wales in February 2016. The role was noted on BPH in October -…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 24, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph, April-September 2016

The Science Museum is to present a major exhibition exploring the work of British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot. Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph, which opens in the Museum’s Media Space in April, will present the birth of photography in Britain…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Periodical: Anthropology & Photography

Anthropology & Photography is a new open-access publication series edited by the RAIPhotography Committee. Emerging from the international …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 12, 2015 at 19:52 — No Comments

Publication: Jews and Photography in Britain

From the 1850s to the 1950s, photography was one of the most open avenues for Jews in Britain to make a living, as well as to contribute to mainstream culture. If one’s picture was snapped for a price in Britain, the person behind the lens was more than likely born a Jew. Through the 1970s, Jews were prime…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 12, 2015 at 19:47 — No Comments

Publication: How films were made and shown

This is new book that looks at the developments of motion picture film technology from a British perspective between 1895 to 2015. Renowned film historian Kevin Brownlow says: 'the book is not only unputdownable - it's heavy enough to be unpickupable!' The book will be of interest to film archivists and those…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 5, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Conference cfp: Photography: Between Anthropology and History / 20-21 June 2016

On the occasion of Professor Elizabeth Edwards’ retirement, the 2016 PHRC Annual International Conference will address themes from her complex and wide ranging scholarship on the cultural work of current and historical social photographic practices. Thus, Photography: Between Anthropology and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 4, 2015 at 22:45 — No Comments

Job: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in the History and Theory of Photography/Digital Culture

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck is expanding, and is looking to appoint internationally established scholars to help lead growth in areas of excellence. As part of this expansion, the Department invites applications for a permanent senior academic post in the History and Theory of…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 4, 2015 at 22:34 — No Comments

Digital: British Journal of Photography 1854-

The British Journal of Photography has been digitised up to 2005 with the remainder to be completed early in 2016, BPH first reported on the project…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2015 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

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