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Research day, Sheffield / 18 November 2017

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group is holding its annual research day. It will consist of presentations by new and experienced photographic history researchers. presenting results and conclusions from completed projects. Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes. Those wishing to talk about new projects or work in progress will be allocated 10 minutes. 

The aim, as always, is to provide researchers with an opportunity to present their work in a friendly and supportive environment. Contributions from new researchers are particularly welcome and there will be several experienced members on hand to give advice if sought.

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Ron Callender FRPS - “Land Ahoy!” Experiments on the Land effect and digital processing – surprises and puzzles.

Rose Teanby ARPS – The life and work of Thomas Frederick Hardwich.

Tom Harrison (Lecturer, SHU) - In the footsteps of Maxwell and Stone (followed by practical demonstration)

Andrew Robinson (Senior Lecturer, SHU) - Lilliput, Brandt, and the Photo Essay.

Pete James FRPS ASICI - George Shaw of Birmingham.

Howard Bagshaw ARPS - The research approach leading to the production of the award-winning AV Migrant Mother, which will be shown at the conclusion of this paper.

Steven Joseph FRPS - Development of the online database: Directory of Belgian Photographers.

Darcy White (Principal Lecturer, SHU) - Awesome Topographies: tensions and speculations on the role of the expressive and factual in landscape photography.

Janine Freeston ARPS - A tour of the first Exhibition of Colour Photography in Britain.

Colleen Aveston (Recent Graduate, SHU) - Hybrid Cyanotypes – a brief introduction to the use of a digital/analogue workflow in the production of contemporary Cyanotype prints (followed by a presentation of work).

Kate O’Neill - Photography and domestic service 1850 – 1920.

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