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Constantia Nicolaides's Blog (3)

In Conversation: John Stezaker at the National Portrait Gallery, 21 June 2019, 7pm

Since the 1970s, the celebrated artist John Stezaker (b. 1949) has created distinctive collages using found photographs and illustrated ephemera, particularly mid twentieth-century film stills, press and publicity portraits. His minimal, but impactful interventions in these works – cutting out, slicing and splicing images – create uncanny and psychologically…

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Added by Constantia Nicolaides on June 17, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Talk: Dana Lixenberg in conversation with Magda Keaney at the NPG / London: 17 May 2019

Announcing the National Portrait Gallery's annual Photo London keynote event: an in conversation between Dutch documentary photographer Dana Lixenberg and the National Portrait Gallery's Senior Curator of Photographs, Magda Keaney. To book tickets, please visit: …

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Added by Constantia Nicolaides on May 8, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Information request: Early Beard daguerreotypes

The National Portrait Gallery Photographs Collection recently acquired two ninth plate daguerreotypes of an unidentified man and woman by the pioneering photographic entrepreneur Richard Beard (1801-85). The works came to the Gallery from Sweden but with very little provenance attached. They are housed in the pinchbeck cases designed and patented by Thomas Wharton in 1841,…

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Added by Constantia Nicolaides on June 26, 2015 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

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