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Michael Wong's Blog – October 2012 Archive (5)

HoP Research Seminar: An Axis Between Old and New: Exhibiting Photography at the National Gallery

Photography is an art form of modern times, but it also arises from artistic traditions that long predate its advent. The new National Gallery exhibition, Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, is a three-way project which argues that historical art was an engine for…

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Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 10:20 — 1 Comment

Catalogue: The circle of photographers Gustave Le Gray (1850-1860)

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Modernism and Modernity - The circle of photographers Gustave Le Gray (1850-1860) - details of which can be found …

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Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

Book: Photographers - pre-launch price

Photographers celebrates the truly innovative men and women behind the camera; trailblazers in their field, who captured and immortalised our world.

This definitive edition shows rarely seen photographs of some of…

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Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 6:43 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fred Bremner’s Vision of India

In 1889, upon returning from a trip home and after finishing his term working for his brother-in-law in Lucknow, Bremner set up on his own in Karachi. Over the years he based himself in studios from Karachi to Lahore during the winter, moving to mountainous towns such as Simla during the stifling…

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Added by Michael Wong on October 6, 2012 at 19:12 — No Comments

Trivial: What's the connection between Brent Cross Shopping Centre and photography?

Did you know that the ground where Brent Cross Shopping Centre (in London NW4) is currently situated was once the chemical works site of Johnsons of Hendon?

Johnsons of Hendon Limited began with a goldsmith named Richard Wright with a business in 1743 in Maiden Lane…

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Added by Michael Wong on October 3, 2012 at 22:35 — No Comments

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