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Symposium: Voice of Women in the Great War / 13-14 April 2018

The Women's History Network West Midlands is presenting a symposium on the Voice of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath on 13-14 April 2018 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley. Included is a paper by Colin Harding titled Shooting the Messengers: Horace Nicholls’ photographs…

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MA Course: Photography: History, Theory, Practice / Sussex, starts September 2018

This is a new MA starting September 2018, subject to validation, from the University of Sussex, led by Dr Ben Burbridge. It will engage you in the challenging task of making sense of the multitude of photographic images that shape the world today. It is claimed to be the first MA in the UK to combine the history and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 6, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments

Job: Senior Curator, International Art (Photography)

The curatorial job at Tate Modern, previously occupied by Simon Baker is open to applicants. Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, its programme of major temporary exhibitions, collection displays, commissions, live performance, and film programme has developed in diversity, scope and profile. In 2016 Tate Modern opened…

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Exhibition: The Last Samurai / London Photograph Fair, 19-20 May

On 19-20 May, the special edition of The London Photograph Fair returns to The Great Hall at King's College, adjacent to Somerset House. The fair, which coincides with Photo London, is the only established fair devoted to vintage photography in the UK.

For this year's edition, Daniella Dangoor will present a…

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Exhibition: Paper Promises: Early American Photography / Los Angeles, until 27 May 2018

The early history of paper photography in the United States is a formative but rarely studied aspect of the medium’s evolution. While Americans were at first slow to adopt Europe’s negative-positive photographic practices, the country’s territorial expansion and Civil War increased demand for images…

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Archive visit: Martin Parr Foundation / 23 April 2018

Join the Photographic Collections Network on Monday, 23 April, 2- 5pm, for a special afternoon with Martin Parr and his colleagues at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. Attendees will get behind the scenes insights into the work of the Foundation, looking specifically at the material in its archives, and…

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Masterclass: Paper, Glass, and Plastic: Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives / Rome, 3-4 May, 2018

This two-day masterclass course on the Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives will be held by Monique Fischer at the Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). It offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of negatives, focusing particularly on their identification,…

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Seminars: Cultures of Photography, PHRC, Leicester / 12 March

On 12 March De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre will present two seminars which are open to the public:

  • Women Photographers, Institutional Practices and the South Kensington Museum from Erika Lederman. This paper will locate the career of 19…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2018 at 9:12 — No Comments

Workshop: The Daguerreotype at Lacock / 21-23 June 2018

World renowned daguerreotypist and teacher Dr Mike Robinson brings his three day workshop back to Lacock. Participants will make their own daguerreotypes from start to finish. The workshop which usually sells out is limited to only six participants and early booking is advised.

Details:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Events at the Martin Parr Foundation

The Martin Parr Foundation has a number of  events coming up over the next few months. They include book signings from Niall McDiarmid, Bieke Depoorter and Peter Bialobrzesk. April 20-21 sees the film premiere of Do Not Bend - The…

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Auction: Photography The First 150 Years / 9 March 2018

Dominic Winter's auction catalogue, which includes the John Hannavy collection of cased images, is now available on line:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

Conference: Camera Work: History and Global Reach of an International Art Magazine / Zurich: 9-11 March 2018

Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly (1903-1917) committed itself to the establishment of photography as a form of art and in the course of its publication became an important distributor of European modernism in the United States. In both respects the international network of the journal was an important…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 17, 2018 at 18:42 — No Comments

Events: Victorian Giants, London, NPG

Victorian Giants. The birth of art photography showing at London's National Portrait Gallery from 1 March includes a number of events based around the exhibition. They include: 

Lecture: Through the Camera Lens, and What Lewis Carroll Found There. 1 March at 1900.  Lindsay Smith,…

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Exhibition: Sun Pictures Then and Now: Talbot and his Legacy Today / London, 17-20 May 2018

Photo London and Hans P. Kraus Jr. are presenting an exhibition which looks at the pioneering work of the British inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot and the legacy of this within contemporary photography. With the opportunity to see vintage Talbot prints alongside contemporary artworks by artists and…

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Duchess of Cambridge selects Patron's Trail for Victorian Giants

The Duchess of Cambridge is to select photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography as part of a Patron’s trail.The Duchess will visit the exhibition on the evening of Wednesday 28 February, prior to its opening on Thursday 1…

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Darwin photography albums available for the first time

To celebrate Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday today, the Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge Digital Library, and English Heritage Trust, have released online for the first time, two albums of portrait photographs presented to Darwin in 1877.  They were sent by his admirers in Germany and Austria, and in the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 12, 2018 at 16:34 — No Comments

Film premiere: Do Not Bend: The photographic life of Bill Jay / Bristol, 20 April

BPH recently reported on a new film looking at the writer, teacher and photographic historian Bill Jay.  Do Not Bend: The photographic life of Bill…

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TV: The Power and the Princess

The amateur photographer and Princess, Alexandra, is featured in a BBC4 television programme Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection, Series 1, Modern Times. The programme is available on the BBC iPlayer and includes an interview with Sophie Gordon, senior curator of…

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Exhibition: Collishaw's Thresholds comes to Bradford / from 2 March

In 1839 the world’s first major public exhibition of photographs took place at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, presenting examples created by one of the founding fathers of photography: William Henry Fox Talbot. From 2 March-7 May this historic event will be restaged at the National Science and Media Museum in…

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Lecture: Photography sets the image free / London, 7 March

Photography is commonly understood as a static medium that 'freezes' the moment. This characterisation of photography privileges certain kinds of practice, draws a sharp distinction between it and moving-image media such as film and video, imagines the photograph as primarily a print, and underpins arguments about the…

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