Anyone care to take a wild guess on what camera this might be?
Added by Michael Wong on October 31, 2010 at 17:00 —
To coincide and to celebrate the current Muybridge exhibition
, Tate Britian has announced the launch of
its The Muybridgizer App on the itunes App store.
The app allows iPhone users to freeze-frame the moving
world around them just as Muybridge did with subjects ranging from… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 28, 2010 at 10:31 —
Niagara Falls - one of the most photographed scenic sights in the world. But do you know who was the first person to do so?
the honour bestows on a Newcastle industrialist by the name of Hugh Lee Pattinson in April 1840. At
that time he was just getting to grips the early form of photography introduced by Daguerre. On a business trip, Pattinson… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 28, 2010 at 10:23 —
is the first stage in artistic life; it is the preface to the Academy, the hospital, or the Morgue."
The term from the French author Henri Murger's 1851 novel, Scènes de la Vie de Bohème
synonymous with 19th century artists. In
the middle of this period in which the legend of the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 26, 2010 at 16:45 —
A new book, which I have been informed has British interests, has just been published showcasing a
collection of privately owned, rare and original images of Siam in the 19th century.
It features images of the royal family, ceremonies, temples, palaces, fashion, transportation, Chao Praya river, scenes of daily life and the ethnic diversity found in… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 26, 2010 at 11:38 —
As mentioned in an earlier blog
, to coincide with the opening of the new Galleries, details of the street photography exhibition based on the Museum's Historic Photographic Collection have been announced.
Entitled "London Street Photography", it showcases… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 24, 2010 at 14:27 —
The National Archives has been developing a number of new and innovative ways of sharing, re-using
and accessing their data.
One of them is the UK History Photo Finder
which allows one to search and view digitised historical photographs of…
Added by Michael Wong on October 24, 2010 at 14:24 —
Added by Michael Wong on October 24, 2010 at 13:36 —
Having achieved an impressive hammer price for an album of rare Tibetian photos at a recent Bonhams auction as reported here… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 22, 2010 at 21:31 —
For those BPH members with a taste for the Orient, you will be pleased to know that The Getty will be holding two special exhibitions in the near future.
Added by Michael Wong on October 22, 2010 at 18:33 —
Among the most anticipated lots of a recent auction in Texas was a half-plate ambrotype of “The Gallant Pelham,” a native Alabamian… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 21, 2010 at 23:40 —
The Gallery on the Green has been open in the decommissioned red telephone box on Settle’s village green since 2009. With its claim to be “probably the smallest art gallery in the world” it shows nothing larger… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 21, 2010 at 22:43 —
Any BPH members carrying out research in this area will be pleased to know that there is a talk on British photographers who came to British Columbia in the 19th century. These early pioneers were there not only to record events, locations and people, but also to promote investment or immigration.
Photo historian & author, David Mattison, from the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 15, 2010 at 10:23 —
Many historians considered Charles Clifford (1821-1863) as probably one of the greatest 19th century
photographer Spain has ever come across. He was not a prolific photographer as such as his total production consisted of only a few hundred negatives. But he was one of the few early photographers in Spain with a consistent artistic flare and masterful technique… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 14, 2010 at 10:16 —
A collection of images which include the War of Independence, the Civil War, Home Rule meetings, British soldiers parading in Sarsfield Barracks, and meetings of the Irish Volunteers in the early 20th century will be on display for the very first time.
Taken by Franz Sebastian Haselbeck (1885-1973),… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 13, 2010 at 12:23 —
That's Lady Shallot to you and me! (not the gaga type).
Taken by one of Victorian pioneers of photography, Henry Peach Robinson of Tunbridge Wells, the image is made from two separate negatives illustrating a scene from a poem by Tennyson.
The Lady of Shallot is set to go on an international exhibition which… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 10, 2010 at 21:54 —
This unique collection represents the work of three generations of a local family of photographers who captured images of life in and around Wick between 1863 and… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 10, 2010 at 21:53 —
Kodak recently celebrated 125 years of innovation at last month's Photokina in… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 10, 2010 at 21:52 —
The image was considered to be one of the finest examples, if not the most famous, in the history of
daguerrean photography. Taken in 1848 by Charles Fontayne and William Porter, it was a panorama spanning some 2 miles of the Cincinnati waterfront. They produced it using eight 6.5 by 8.5inch… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 7, 2010 at 23:27 —
As part of the East London Photography Festival
, there will be a Photofair with over 100 stalls selling
photographs, books, prints and other services. It will be held this coming Saturday 9th October
at the Spitalfields Traders… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on October 7, 2010 at 18:00 —