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EXCLUSIVE: Tate Britain appoints Kate Bush to a new curatorial role

Kate Bush has been appointed by Tate Britain to the new post of Adjunct Curator of Photography, starting in October 2017. Kate is a curator and critic specialising in contemporary art and photography. She was most recently…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Lecture: Stills 40th Anniversary Lecture: Simon Baker / 19 October

Simon Baker is Tate’s first Curator of Photography. Since his appointment in 2009 he has worked on acquisitions, displays…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 8:06 — No Comments

Martin Parr Foundation opens in Bristol on 25 October 2017 (UPDATED)

The Martin Parr Foundation, a new centre for British photography and the works of Martin Parr, will open in Bristol on 25 October 2017. The Martin Parr Foundation was established in 2014 and will open to the public in the Paintworks complex, Bristol, and comprises a studio, gallery, library and archive centre.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

Research award call: Peter E. Palmquist fund for historical photographic research

Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936-2003) had a keen interest in the photography of the American West, California, and Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:41 — No Comments

Job: Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

We are looking for a  Curator to take responsibility for the conceptual development, organisation and co-ordination of exhibitions and publications assigned by the Director and Chief Curator, including budgetary management and fundraising. The Curator also contributes ideas to the Gallery’s programme, liaises with…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:29 — No Comments

Exhibition: A Green and Pleasant Land British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now / from 30 September

This major survey exhibition focuses on artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape and its relationship to identity, place and time. Exploring how artists interpret urban and rural landscape through the lens of their own…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:19 — No Comments

Seminar: Trading Places: Photography and Anglo-Australian Merchants in Meiji Japan / 25 October

In recent years scholars both in Japan and Australia have become increasingly concerned with the close ties between these two emerging nation-states in the nineteenth century. Whereas much of the scholarship on Japan’s international relations of the period has focused on the Euro-American ‘treaty port’ powers, this…

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Exhibition: Empire through the lens: pictures from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection / from 30 September

From 500,000 photographs and 2,000 films in the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection held at Bristol Archives, 27 people were asked to choose just one. This exhibition reveals their choices and the reasons for that choice explained in their own words.

The former British Empire & Commonwealth Museum…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 9, 2017 at 17:36 — No Comments

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

Shadows of War. Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 is a new publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name currently on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse until 26 November 2017. It will be shown in London at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2018.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 3, 2017 at 15:10 — No Comments

Exhibition: No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War / from 7 October 2017

No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict. Commemorating the First World War Centenary,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 2, 2017 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Festival: St Andrews Photography Festival / 1-30 September 2017

The second edition of the St Andrews Photography Festival opens on 1 September. The full programme is available here.

Of particular note to photo-historians are: 

  • 40th anniversary of Stills Gallery. Stills is presenting a display of…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography / 1 March – 20 May 2018

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage an exhibition of photographs by four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, including previously unseen works and a notorious photomontage, it was announced today, Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Victorian Giants:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 22, 2017 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Podcast review: Drawn by Light, the move of the RPS Collection from Bradford to London

Drawn by Light is the title of a two-part podcast, totalling nearly two hours, looking at the move of the RPS Collection from Bradford to the V&A Museum, London.  It looks at the reasons behind the move and the processes which underpinned it through interviews with some of those involved and others with an…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 17, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography to open 2018

Fotografiska, Stockholm's centre for contemporary photography, is to open a new building to be called Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography in 2018.

Fotografiska - London Museum of Photography will occupy the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 15, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Symposium: India’s Place in Photography’s World / 6 October 2017 (UPDATED)

Photography arrived in India in 1840 and ever since it has remained rooted in the distinctive aesthetics and cultural iconography of the sub-continent while also serving as a reflection of the political context of the times. The symposium will be chaired by Rahaab Allana, consultant curator of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 14, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Courses and Workshops at the V&A

The V&A has a number of courses and workshops taking place during August, September and October which include practical photographic process workshops and a history of photography evening course. Details are below. 

Salt Print Photography

Practical…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 18:18 — No Comments

Symposium: Photo Oxford 2017 / 7 September

Photo Oxford 2017 is presenting an afternoon of stimulating discussions with artists, curators and academics that draw on the themes and theories explored in Photo Oxford 2017, a series of explorations into the complex and often contradictory relationship between photography’s capacity to both conceal and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 18:13 — No Comments

Heritage open day: W W Winter / 8-10 September

Derby's historic photography studio W W Winter will be opening its doors between 8-10 September as part of Heritage Open Days. 

See more here: http://wwwinter.co.uk/historyandheritage.html Booking is essential at: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 16:40 — No Comments

Job: Library Cataloguer Photobook Collections

An opportunity for two library cataloguers has arisen to catalogue a unique photobook collection of 13,000 items. The collection has been meticulously assembled over decades and requires cataloguing to become part of Tate Library’s Special collections. It is both national and international in its…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 8, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

Website: Terence Pepper Collection

A new website which showcases the Terence Pepper Collection which contains over 2,000 photographs including many by leading photographers and historic news picture libraries is now available. It launches officially on 1 October 2017.

Terence Pepper was for many years curator at the National…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 6, 2017 at 8:35 — No Comments

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