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Online: Troubling Images: Curating Collections of Historical Photographs / 26 February 2021

Historical photography collections sometimes contain images that can be deeply troubling to contemporary viewers. What should be done with collections that include photographs of colonial violence, enslaved subjects, racist stereotypes, or other difficult imagery?

Join moderator David Odo and photography curators Mark Sealy, Makeda Best, and Ilisa…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 15, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments

cfp: International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media / deadline 1 March 2021

The International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media aims to bring together the research fields of photography, sound and cinema, considering their historical and current relationships with expanded and immersive environments. In 2021, due to the Corona virus pandemic, its 4th edition will adopt an online format and will combine traditional plenary…

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Online: Live from the image collections / 23 February 2021

Join curators from Museums Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Fiona Kinsey and Collection Manager Lorenzo Iozzi for an intimate snapshot of the collection dating back to the 1800s.

The collection store is home to hundreds of cameras, projectors and photographic accessories, and hundreds of thousands of images. This…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 14, 2021 at 18:00 — No Comments

Film: W W Winter, Derby

A short film by Martin Shakeshaft gives an introduction to one of the oldest working photography businesses in the UK, W. W. Winter of Derby, which is still in business and with origins back to 1855. 

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Workshops: Alternative Photography

Cristina Nuñez is presenting a series of experimental online workshops by The Real Photography Company in Bristol, investigating alternative photography processes and techniques. The four one-month workshops will be run in the SPEX platform from April to July. You can enrol on one workshop or two, three or perhaps all of them for a special price.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 6, 2021 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Exhibition: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser / London, from 27 March 2021

A new exhibition at the V&A Museum, London, explore its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. Photography from Lewis Carroll to Julia Margaret Cameron features in the exhibition of course and is also the subject of an online essay…

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Tekkiepix connects 100 years of technology industry photography

A new web site conceived by journalist and broadcaster Barry Fox has been launched to bring together more than 100 years of technology industry photography in one place. The aptly-named …

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Auction: W F Donkin and mountaineering / 10 February 2021

Bonhams' auction of Travel and Exploration on 10 February includes an album of mountaineering photographs by William F Donkin and Vittorio Sella, dating from the 1880s. It is estimated at £6000-8000. Donkin was a member of the Photographic Society from 1881 until his death in a mountaineering accident in 1888 and the Society's honorary…

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Online symposia: Anemoia: A Nostalgia for a Time I Never Knew / 1700-2000 (GMT) 27 February 2021

Hundred Heroines which celebrates women in photography is presenting an online symposium to discuss the work of the Heroines showcased in its Anemoia online gallery, It will have some special guests and will include a Q&A.

Chaired by Haley Drolet…

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cfp: PHRC annual conference: Photography and Its Many Colours / deadline 26 February 2021

Recent scholarship surrounding the development, use, and reuse of colour photography has highlighted the need for more research and debate about photographic colour, in terms of histories, technologies and the emotions they have affected. Long told as merely a triumphalist history of technological achievement, colour photography is steeped as well in…

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Exhibition: Lee Miller: Fashion in Wartime Britain / 21 March-July 2021

Farleys House & Gallery is presenting Lee Miller: Fashion in Wartime Britain, a major exhibition opening on 21 March 2021. The exhibition will explore the under recognised body of fashion photography made by the renowned surrealist photographer during the Second World War. It will feature over…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 6, 2021 at 10:41 — No Comments

Online: Out of the Archives - Four Corners / February 2021

Out of the Archive is a new online talks series exploring how photography archives can both document the past and inspire the present. It is presented by Four Corners and will bring in organisations and artists working with archives to share untold stories, initiate new work and catalyse community projects. It runs on Thursdays throughout…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 — No Comments

Cyanotype moves on to television

Photographic artist Melanie King, who uses cyanotype and alternative processes in her work has collaborated with Professor Lucie Green to produce Solar Orbiter, a series of ITV screen idents. They will be shown during February 2021. …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2021 at 13:00 — No Comments

Online: The photographs of William Robert Hogg (1844-1928)

William Robert Hogg worked as a photographer for Jabez Hughes of Ryde. He was frequently sent to photograph Queen Victoria at Osborne House. Later in life he ran a tobacconist shop and sub post office in the town but still recorded the area on his plate…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2021 at 7:20 — No Comments

COVID-19 impacts audiences at national museums and galleries in 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on DCMS funded museums and galleries in 2020 has been laid bare by new research showing an average 74 per cent decline in visitor numbers for the period January-September 2020 against the previous year.

For those institutions closely involved with photography, the V&A Museum, London, saw a drop from 3,084,702 for the first…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 30, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Photo London moves to September 2021

Photo London 2021 has been rescheduled from May to 9–12 September 2021, with a preview day on 8 September. The fair will be held at Somerset House as programmed.

Since the start of the year, the Founders of Photo London have engaged in detailed discussions with expert advisers from various fields, including science and government, regarding the timing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 27, 2021 at 18:22 — No Comments

Online event: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan / 28 January 2021

This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks.

When Edward Hornel and George Henry travelled to Japan in 1893, they encountered a community of photographers that supported their own artistic pursuits in the country. Their visit was particularly timely, but…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 27, 2021 at 8:00 — No Comments

Job: Property Curator, Lacock / closes 14 February 2021

The Fox Talbot Museum will no longer have a specialist curator for the first time since the museum's opening in 1975 as the National Trust recruits for a more general Property Curator for its Lacock portfolio. This includes the Fox Talbot Museum and Abbey and three other Trust properties close to Lacock. The role replaces Roger Watson who retired as Fox…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 26, 2021 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Royal Geographical Society collections receive support and support new research

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG, is partnering with Wiley Digital Archives (WDA) on an extensive digitisation programme of substantial parts of the pre-1945 Collections.

As part of its mission to undertake research on the Collections and to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 26, 2021 at 7:30 — No Comments

Event: 15 Minutes of Fame with NPG London, Scotland and Australia / 28 January 2021

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series. From curatorial decisions to art handling, exhibition design to major events, favourite portraits to the creative copy they command – this is your chance to go behind the scenes for insights into global gallery…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on January 26, 2021 at 7:08 — No Comments

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