Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Antoine Claudet was an important daguerreotypist and photographic scientist from 1839 until his death in 1867 his portrait,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 19, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments
The draft programme for De Montfort University's Workers and Consumers: The photographic industry 1860-1950 conference which takes place from 24-25 June 2013 has been announced. The history of photography has largely been dominated by concerns about aesthetic production and its political framings. Such…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 13, 2013 at 17:42 — No Comments
The Daguerreian Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in Bry-sur-Marne and Paris between 9-14 October 2013. Speakers include: Dr Dusan Stulik, Professor François Brunet, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, D.E.A., and Herman Maes, Daguerreobase Project.
The City of Bry, and its Mayor Jean-Pierre Spilbauer,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 11, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments
In 1862 Albert, Prince of Wales, toured the Middle East. At the time it was still predominantly controlled by the Ottoman Empire. As he travelled, his photographer Francis Bedford kept a detailed photographic record of the trip. In this series John McCarthy revisits the scenes of Bedford's photographs - Egypt, Israel…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 10, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments
The Yorkshire Post has interviewed Greg Hobson, curator of photographs, at the National Media Museum, Bardford about the collections housed there. The film also shows Brian Liddey, curator of collections access .
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 6, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
The National Portrait Gallery in London has launched a series of weekly blogs from members of staff. One of the first deals with the Bassano studio. See: http://www.npg.org.uk/blog/bassano-the-man-himself.php It is written by photographs…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 10:03 — No Comments
Edinburgh and Boston-based publisher MuseumsEtc has launched new editions of two classic books on photography, newly-designed and typeset to be accessible for a contemporary audience. Both highly readable, they provide fresh and fascinating insights into the complex photographic practices - and society - of the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments
A reception was held at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, London, last night for Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport's book Capturing the Light. The well-researched and written book tells the story of Daguerre and Talbot as they developed and launched their distinctive photographic processes in 1839. Published by…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2013 at 7:12 — No Comments
This new website hosts the diaries of Lady Charlotte Bridgeman (1827-1858) covering the period of 1847 until 1857. The diaries containing many references to early photography including visits from Mr Cheney, possibly a member of the Photographic Society in the mid/late 1850s and mentioned in Roger…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:24 — No Comments
In 2003 the Nederlands Fotomuseum became the most recent addition to this museum dense country. In this talk, Professor Frits Gierstberg, Head of Exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, will talk about the challenges that have faced the Museum since its inception, including issues relating to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:01 — No Comments
“Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here”. The famously succinct wartime interpretation of the Americans in Britain in World War II might give some insight into the culture clash that ensued when thousands of American servicemen arrived in wartime austerity Britain.
But the reality was, of…
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 19:48 — No Comments
The Other Art Fair is London’s leading ‘artist-led’ fair and this year’s contributing artists have been handpicked by Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare (as the head of this year’s selection committee) ensuring that 100 of the best unrepresented artists from across the globe will be at the fair.
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:29 — No Comments
This May, a new and exciting international photography art fair will take place for the first time in London. The Photo Art Fair is a four-day exhibition that will showcase the work of 50 established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world.
Curated in London, the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:26 — No Comments
The most expensive snap ever cost a New York buyer a cool £2.8millon two years ago. But thanks to Splinter, a concept from the Michael…Continue
Today, 21 April, would have been photographer Norman Parkinson's birthday. He is commemorated with a google doodle. See more about Parks by clicking…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
2013 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman Parkinson, one of the greats of British photography with an incomparably glamorous career which spanned seven decades. To celebrate the occasion, the Norman Parkinson Archive has granted Arena access to its entire collection of…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 17, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments
The head of Bradford's National Media Museum, Jo Quinton-Tulloch, responds to a series of questions from The Guardian newspaper. Read the piece here.
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 16, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments
A project using Google hopes to map worldwide photographic preservation projects in order to strengthen photographic preservation efforts across the world. A Google Map of World Wide Photographic Preservation Projects can be found by…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Between 1966 and 1969 Tony Ray-Jones created a body of photographic work documenting English customs and identity. Humorous yet melancholy, these photographs were a departure from anything else being produced at the time. They quickly…Continue