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The hatchet has finally come down, and the full extend of the government's austerity measures on the Arts Council and photographic galleries/organisations have been laid bare for all to see. A quick glance reveals the following:
Photography galleries and organisations that will receive increased funding from ACE: Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool): +15.4%;…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 31, 2011 at 10:09 — No Comments
The Hampstead Photographic Society (HPS) will be celebrating its 75th anniversary next year (est 1937). The HPS has been busy researching the society’s history, especially in the society’s early years, as much of their own documentation was mislaid back in the 1980s.
Writing in last week's Camden Journal, the Chairman, David Reed, would love to trace…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 30, 2011 at 21:53 — No Comments
You then got his book and the owl stereoscopic viewer.
Now, get ready for Brian May's foray into his other interest - astrophysics…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 29, 2011 at 23:03 — No Comments
Probably best known for his writing on photography and photographic history - he co-wrote with Martin Parr two volumes of The Photobook: A History which
won the 2006 book award for photography from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation - Gerry Badger's photography skills are now on display in a solo exhibition. The images are unframed A4 portrait style taken from three…
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Held in a cold dark room, the exact opposite of the warm balmy glow that an Indian Summer conjures up, are a remarkable set of Victorian photographs collected by a Victorian businessman from Horsham. These incredibly delicate photographs, whose survival has occurred only because so few people have seen them, have been digitally copied and are now on display in Horsham…Continue
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The Oxford Mail reports of an exhibition of rare original prints of images taken in Oxford by Victorian photographer Henry Taunt. More than 130 pictures from the 1850s to 1900s by Taunt and other early photographers are on show at…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 24, 2011 at 7:20 — No Comments
Who says luxury leather goods and vintage photography do not go together? The high-end French leather & fashion goods manufacturer has recently launched their new campaign entitled Double Exposure. As can be viewed in the video below, photographer Tom Craig uses the 19th century ‘wet plate’ photographic process to capture a…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 24, 2011 at 7:19 — No Comments
On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London.
The author, Simon Winchester, deftly uses the resulting image--as unsettling as it is…
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The National Media Museum in Bradford has announced a £30,000 commission for the creation of two new-media artworks to be included in a major exhibition as part of Yorkshire’s regional cultural programme for London 2012.
In the Blink of an Eye, which opens in March 2012, will explore themes surrounding the capture…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 22, 2011 at 21:47 — No Comments
As reported in an earlier BPH blog, HistoryPin enables users share their archive photos by loading them up to a specific location on Google Maps or image on Google's modern Street View. The site has ambitions to become the world’s largest user-generated archive of…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 5, 2011 at 6:07 — No Comments
The City of Vancouver has just completed digitising a collection of 399 panoramic cityscapes from the early to mid 1900s by photographer W.J. Moore. Moore worked as a commercial photographer from 1911 to 1953. He specialized in panoramic photography of Vancouver, and covered a wide variety of subjects including street scenes, events, buildings, construction, recreational…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 5, 2011 at 6:06 — No Comments
Murray Dowding was a prolific photographer capturing hundreds of historic images of Chipping Sodbury during the early part of the 20th century. Now a new exhibition on the life and times of one of the area’s best known photographer has gone on display in Yate.
"Dowding bequeathed an immense collection of images from the earlier part of the 20th century, without which…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 2, 2011 at 18:16 — No Comments
The work of the Queen of yachting photography, Eileen Ramsay, has been saved for posterity. The sailing archive, which records the explosion in dinghy and small boat sailing in Britain after the War, from early 1950s to 1970s, is filled with vintage dinghies and peaceful river sailing scenes. The archive also contains iconic pictures of offshore racing in the Solent, and…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 2, 2011 at 18:14 — No Comments
The name of this new magazine was chosen in honour of St Andrew's historic resident, Sir David Brewster, the inventor of the stereoscope. It is a student produced magazine that celebrates student photography in St Andrews while raising awareness about the photographs of the University's special collections, and its longstanding tradition with photography.
Added by Michael Wong on March 2, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
The collection of Karin and Lars Hall was started by Lars Hall during the 1970’s, when he was working as an art director and partner of a large advertising agency, Hall & Cederquist AB, in Stockholm. In 1977 he and his partners started the legendary gallery Camera obscura in Stockholm, the first photo gallery in Scandinavia to present fine art photography. The Irving Penn…Continue
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A treasure trove of more than 3,000 World War I glass plate negatives of British, Indian, French, Australians, and Americans, and even some of the Chinese Labour Corps and other allied troops have been found, sitting almost undisturbed for nearly a century, in three large chests in a dusty attic of a dilapidated farmhouse in Vignacourt in the Somme valley, some two hours…Continue