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Michael Wong's Blog – December 2010 Archive (21)

History of Photography in 40 Photographs .....

Forty photographs have been selected from the National Photography Collection (National Media Museum) to give an overview of the history and development of photography in the West. From Fox Talbot's earliest calotypes to Richard Billingham's … Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 30, 2010 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

World's first exhibition of platinum-palladium prints?

What is said to be the world's first exhibition of platinum-palladium prints, an exceptional technology allowing the photographs to last for thousands of years, is taking place in Bangkok. Since the late 1980s, the…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 30, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Yvon: France's best-known Unknown Photographer

Well, that's what one contemporary critic called  Pierre Yves-Petit (1886-1969), who went by the name of Yvon.

 

This is because no other images of Paris are better captured than those by him. Petit came of age with the picture postcard, which was introduced in 1870 and…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 29, 2010 at 22:17 — No Comments

Exhibition: In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in 19th-Century Photography

In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in 19th-Century Photography features some of the first photographic images of the eastern margins of the Mediterranean. This region is one of the…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 26, 2010 at 22:51 — 2 Comments

Job: Curator, Ikon Gallery

Ikon, one of the UK’s leading international contemporary art galleries seeks a dynamic and creative individual for the post of Curator. They will work with the Director to initiate and deliver an ambitious exhibition programme at the gallery and off-site. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 21, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Photo Archive: P&O Heritage Collection

P&O has a long and proud history stretching right back to 1815 when "a young man with no influence and but limited pecuniary means, opened an office in Lime Street, London and commenced business."  The young man was Brodie McGhie Willcox and he was joined in his new endeavour, as ship…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 21, 2010 at 16:56 — No Comments

On Tour: One of the largest & most comprehensive corporate collections of photography in the world

Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection -  This exhibition is selected from the wide-ranging art holdings of Bank of America, one of the largest and most comprehensive corporate collections of photography in the world.…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 19, 2010 at 11:27 — No Comments

Exhibition: Exposed: Photography and the Classical Nude

 

Exposed: Photography and the Classical Nude is a celebration of the naked human body in photography - and of the influence of the Classical ideal of ancient Greece and Rome on that art form.

From the 1840s to the present day, many of the great names…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 19, 2010 at 11:10 — No Comments

Exhibition: 19th Century British Photographs

This exhibition of photographs from the National Gallery of Canada is the third in a series of survey exhibitions that examine iconic works from the Photographs Collection and situate them within a historical and social context. Photographs by some of the medium’s…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 16, 2010 at 11:21 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Lives of Great Photographers

The Lives of Great Photographers is a compelling new exhibition drawn exclusively from the National Media Museum’s  extensive and diverse Photography Collection,  including works from The Royal Photographic Society  Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presents a selection…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 16, 2010 at 11:20 — No Comments

Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery to stage Kar

Perhaps not generally known, but Ida Kar (1908-74) was a pioneer who photographed some of the most important artists of her generation – including Henry Moore, Georges Braque and Jean-Paul Sartre. Kar was born in Russia in 1908 and studied in Paris at the height of the surrealist movement. By the late…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 16, 2010 at 11:20 — No Comments

University of Rochester and George Eastman House Announce Collaborative Alliance

The University of Rochester and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the world's preeminent museum of imaging, have entered into an alliance to further public engagement, research, and education in the arts and…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 12, 2010 at 22:53 — No Comments

Archive: Vatican to digitize 8 million images

The Vatican is embarking on a project to restore and digitize its archive of more than 8 million photographic images. The images, which date to the 1930s, comprise a unique visual history of…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 12, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: The End of Professional Darkrooms .....

The impact of digital technology on print photography and music production is the subject of a new exhibition entitled ANALOG. It shows us inside the last of London’s photographic darkrooms, as well as taking a visit to a working reel-to-reel music studio.…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 8, 2010 at 23:27 — No Comments

Book: Felice Beato - A Photographer on the Eastern Road

To accompany the Getty Museum exhibition and lecture, a new book on the fascinating life and work… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 8, 2010 at 23:05 — No Comments

Early Photography in the Ottoman Empire

The invention of photography was first announced in Istanbul's local Takvim-i Vekayi newspaper on 28th October 1839, but travelers were already photographing the empire's landscape as early as 1840.



Sultan Abdulhamid II, who reigned from 1876 to 1909, was… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 8, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Christmas Stocking Filler ...

If you had a few spare pounds in your wallet, you should have attended the recent Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna last Saturday. A rare Leica MP2 from 1958 with a starting price of Euros 80,000 was sold to a private collector from Asia for Euros 402,000! That makes it one of the most expensive… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 7, 2010 at 10:15 — No Comments

Book: Eadweard Muybridge, The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs

German publishers, Taschen, have recently released the book Eadweard Muybridge: The Human and Animal… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 6, 2010 at 20:32 — No Comments

Exhibition: A Little Bit of Magic Realised

If you can't quite get enough of Shadow Catchers,… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on December 6, 2010 at 20:20 — No Comments

Photo Archive: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has made an incredible archive of historic family photographs available online through the free…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 2, 2010 at 22:08 — No Comments

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