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Photographic Collections Network appoints staff

The newly formed Photographic Collections Network has appointed staff who will be taking the PCN forward over the next 15 months, supported by the steering committee. They are:

  • Paul Herrmann, Manager…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Events: Helen Muspratt, photographer

There are a number of events, talks and exhibitions taking place across the United Kingdom that include the photography of Helen Muspratt throughout 2017. 

Glasgow School of Art: 4 March - 27 May: Exhibition: Franki Raffles “Observing Women at Work”

Two of Helen Muspratt’s photographs of women…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: Shadows of War Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Shadows of War is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton's pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew's to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Workshop: Magic Lantern and Science / 17 March 2017

The Constructing Scientific Communities (https://conscicom.org/) and the Million Pictures projects (http://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/) are pleased to announce a special workshop, hosted at…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 10, 2017 at 19:19 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonné beta available

The pre-launch beta version of the William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonné is now available in advance of the formal launch announcement on Friday, 10 February - the day before what would have been Talbot's 217th birthday on 11 February.

At the time of writing there are some 1345 searchable records but this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2017 at 6:58 — No Comments

Hill and Adamson's Rock House, Edinburgh, sold

BPH reported in September 2016 that Rock House, Edinburgh, was up for sale. After an extended period Rock House has finally sold for more than £1.7 million. The new owner wishes to remain…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Course: Shooting War: Photography, History, Representation / 21 February

From the sepia-toned mass graves of the American Civil War to today’s drone shots of the destroyed Syrian city of Aleppo, war photographs have shaped and continue to inform our understanding of human conflict.  Far from neutral, war photographs challenge our sense of humanity in a complex exchange between ‘taking’ and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 4, 2017 at 10:08 — No Comments

Exhibition: Britain in Focus: A Photographic History / 17 March-25 June 2017

Britain in Focus: A Photographic History is a major new exhibition at the National Media Museum, exploring the fascinating and remarkable history of British photography; from everyday snapshots to world-renowned iconic images. It partners a three-part…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 27, 2017 at 19:59 — No Comments

Conference: Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography / 20-21 April 2017

This conference investigates photographs and photographic archives in relation to notions of place. In this context, place is used to explore both the physical location of a photograph or archive, as well as the place of photography as a discursive practice with regard to its value or significance as a method of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 22, 2017 at 14:54 — No Comments

cfp: Photographs Beyond Ruins: Women and Photography in Africa / 14 July 2017

This symposium marks the opening of ‘Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location albums, 1920s-1960s’, an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London. The exhibition centres on three private collections of historic photographs preserved and curated by four women residents of the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2017 at 8:24 — No Comments

cfp: Images, Copyright, & the Public Domain in the 19th Century

A combination of technological, cultural, and economic factors during the “long” nineteenth century made images more readily available in a wider range of media than ever before. These transformations raised new questions about the ownership and use of images.

Working in the new field…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Website: Historical Photographs of China relaunched

The redesigned Historical Photographs of China web site (https://www.hpcbristol.net/) has been re-launched and now contains over 10,500 images, including 1,400 recently added images from nine new collections.

 These including a large and diverse selection of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 15, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

Exhibitions: Abraham Brothers and Iddon / until 12 May

Two exhibitions at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, both about photography, complement each other.Lakeland Pioneers in Climbing and Photography: The Abraham Brothers looks at the work of George and Ashley…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 14, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Course: Shooting War: Photography, History, Representation / from 21 February

From the sepia-toned mass graves of the American Civil War to today’s drone shots of the destroyed Syrian city of Aleppo, war photographs have shaped and continue to inform our understanding of human conflict.  Far from neutral, war photographs challenge our sense of humanity in a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 10, 2017 at 7:02 — No Comments

Job: Curator- Getty Images Archive

You’re someone who’d love nothing more than to immerse themselves in The Hulton Archive. You’d thrive in a role where you can take a proactive approach to increasing its profile internally and externally. You’ll be establishing Getty Images as a recognised industry specialist in academic and museum circles as well as…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 8, 2017 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

The 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…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 7, 2017 at 17:29 — No Comments

Exhibition: Roger Mayne / 3 March - 11 June 2017

The Photographers’ Gallery presents the first major London exhibition of Roger Mayne’s (1929 - 2014) work since 1999. Roger Mayne is best known for his seminal and pioneering body of work on community life in London’s Southam Street in the 1950s and early 60s. Mayne’s humanistic approach to his subjects has…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2016 at 17:37 — No Comments

Help fund the recreation of the 1839 exhibition of Talbot's photogenic drawnings in Birmingham

Thresholds, is an innovate exhibition project about one of the first exhibitions of photography in the United Kingdom and is seeking support through a new Kickstarter Campaign. 

Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, the project will re-present the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Publication: The Thorns of Bude

The Thorn photographers were pioneers of the art in Bude, in Cornwall. this book celebrates their enormous contribution to Cornish history. over 250 images taken from their original glass negatives, many never before published, show the landscape, seascape and shipwrecks, of north Cornwall, as it was in the late…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Jobs: Photographic Collections Network

Three new roles are on offer to work for the newly formed Photographic Collections Network.

Administrator/co-ordinator: freelance role with a fee of £20,000 working from early 2017 for 15 months. Would particularly suit someone with a commitment to photography and a track record of project…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 17, 2016 at 16:46 — No Comments

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