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Michael Pritchard's Blog – December 2018 Archive (11)

Artist talk: John Myers / Bristol, 8 January 2019

John Myers will discuss his new publication Looking at the Overlooked, which documents the claustrophobia of the suburban landscape in the 1970s, published by RRB Photobooks 2019.

Looking at the Overlooked presents Myers’ photographs of substations, shops, houses, televisions and landscapes without incident (boring photographs), which are now…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2018 at 7:36 — No Comments

CDA: Immersive Images 1820-1920: Bill Douglas Cinema Museum / closes 18 January 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to explore the popularity of immersive and interactive images in visual culture 1820-1920.  This Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) will be based on the extensive and unique resources of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and would make a substantial contribution to both…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 10, 2018 at 8:42 — No Comments

cfp: The business of photography / Leicester: 17-18 June 2019

‘Business’ can have many meanings. In the most straightforward sense, it refers to the photographic marketplace, its industry and the commercial relations established among different agents. Some of these actors, such as studios and companies of the like of Kodak and Ilford, are specifically photographic and have featured prominently in histories of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 9, 2018 at 9:43 — No Comments

Lecture: John Thomson in the Straits, 1862–65 / Singapore, 12 December 2018

Today we take pictures of anything we fancy on our phone. But in the early 1860s, the idea of portraying daily life using the long exposures and the temperamental wet-plate process of photography was not even imagined. To include people in a photographs, the subjects had to stay still for several minutes – something only achievable in a studio, or…

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Talk: Derby, the RPS and the history of photography / Derby: 12 December 2018

The W W Winters Heritage Trust is hosting a talk titled Derby, the Royal Photographic Society and the history of photography on 12 December 2018. All welcome.

Contact W W Winters on 01332 345224 or office@wwwinter.co.uk to book a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2018 at 6:57 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839-1919 / from 19 January 2019

This exhibition provides an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury during the first decade or so of the medium’s existence up to the end of the First World War. While amateur photography began in and around the city during the 1840s, it was following the 1851 Great Exhibition that commercial photography took off in Salisbury.  The exhibition…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2018 at 17:33 — No Comments

Lecture: André Kertész - A Biographical Journey / London: 14 December 2018

The inaugural Colin Ford CBE lecture takes place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 14 December. Robert Gurbo will discuss the Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész (1894-1985).

Gurbo is the Curator of the André Kertész Estate in New York and has promised a fascinating first hand perspective on this celebrated photographer's life and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2018 at 17:26 — No Comments

Collections: National Trust for Scotland photographic collections

The Morton Charitable Trust has been funding fieldwork on the National Trust for Scotland’s photographic collections since 2014. In 2018–19, this work is raising the profile of these collections through research, articles, talks and dedicated projects, as well as digitising the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic archive of mid-20th-century Hebridean…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2018 at 17:18 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Mackinnon Collection / Edinburgh, 15 November 2019–16 February 2020

From 2019 to early 2020 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinbrugh, shows off highlights from an unparalleled collection of Scottish photography recently acquired jointly by the NGS and the National Library of Scotland. Amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon, The MacKinnon Collection documents Scottish life and identity from the 1840s…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Auction: early Scottish portraits from the 1850s

An important album of forty-nine early Scottish portrait photographs dating from the 1850s is being offered…

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Auction: The Art of the Nude / online until 12 December 2018

Bellmans dedicated photography auction The Art of the Nude, a collection of 19th and 20th century works, will be hosted on thesaleroom.com as an online timed auction going live on the 29…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 1, 2018 at 14:15 — No Comments

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