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Michael Wong's Blog – August 2010 Archive (12)

Book: Photography and Literature

Photography and Literature assess the complete history of photography, and Brunet begins by examining how the invention of photography was shaped by written culture, both scientific and literary. As well, Brunet looks at the creation of the photo-book, the frequent personal discovery of photography by writers, and how photography and literature…

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Added by Michael Wong on August 28, 2010 at 19:06 — No Comments

Unseen family archive from 1897 on auction

Not just any family photo, but believed to be the first known image of the future Stan Laurel acting.… Continue

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2012 Biennale of Sydney Fellowship

The Biennale of Sydney have created The Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial

Fellowship, in conjunction with The Australia Council for the Arts. This

two year, full time fellowship will be awarded to a young curator who

will be mentored by the Artistic Director and will…
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Added by Michael Wong on August 20, 2010 at 11:14 — No Comments

Trivia: What is the most Oxfam has ever made from any item donated through its shops and sold at auction?

Give up?



Well, it was one of seven books donated by a gentleman at the Teignmouth branch of Oxfam, one day shortly before Christmas last year.



The book in question described the quest of two Victorian scientists in finding their long-lost brother in Fiji back in 1881. Entitled "A Trip To The Highlands of Viti Levu", this unique photo book consisted of 44 portraits of Fijians, and was written and self-published by Gerard…
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Added by Michael Wong on August 20, 2010 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Exhibition featuring 1860s panoramas from Beato, Rossier etc.

The international and regional photographic elite and enthusiasts alike will soon turn their gaze and cameras on Hong Kong as the first-ever large-scale photo festival in the city, The Hong Kong Photo Festival, organised by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, takes its debut from Nov. 27 to Dec. 31.… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 13, 2010 at 10:28 — No Comments

Beaumont Newhall: Father of Photographic History?

Well, you can be a judge of it by watching this video of this fascinating man and his contribution to the evolution of photography into a recognised art form as it is… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 13, 2010 at 10:04 — No Comments

National Museum of Wales purchases iconic photograph

One of the most significant images of 20th-century Wales, 'Three Generations of Welsh Miners' (1950), by American photojournalist, Eugene Smith, has been bought by the Wales National Museum.



This legendary photograph (representing past,… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 13, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Scot who shot Abraham Lincoln .....

.... well, not literally. That was carried out by John Wilkes Booth.



Only 119 photos of Lincoln are know to exist today. Hence, top prices are paid for them. Out of this, only… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:16 — No Comments

Muybridge Galore!

For all you Muybridge fans out there, there seems to be no shortage of events dedicated to this innovative and influential early pioneer of moving photography who hailed from Kingston-upon-Thames.…

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Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:15 — No Comments

Levine Photography Collection Premieres

Considered by many to be among the finest photography collections in private hands, The Noel and Harriette Levine Photography Collection, spanning over 170 years, is being presented in its first public display since it was gifted to the Israel Museum in 2008.



The Levines first embarked on the… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:15 — No Comments

Ebay: Original 1846 Fox Talbot salt print

If your wallet has withstood the recent Government cutbacks, there is an original salt print of The Chess Players that was issued for inclusion in the 1846 issue of the Art Union magazine for sale on ebay. Starting at £1950. The item number is 400140871767, and details can be found… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on August 2, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Book: Images from the Likeness House

On a winter’s day in 1889, Tsimshian Chief Arthur Wellington Clah went to a photography studio in Victoria to have his portrait taken. “Rebekah ask if I going likeness house,” Chief Clah wrote in his diary, “So I go, to give myself likeness. Rebekah stand longside me.”



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