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Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history ranging from exhibitions and museum news, publications, and jobs

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Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now almost 3000 members, in addition to many other regular readers. They range from museum and gallery curators, photographic academics, students, collectors, dealers and representatives from the photographic press from around the world. The blog provides a forum for news of events and happenings within the British photographic history community. This can include lectures or meetings, exhibition news, jobs and general news affecting collections of photographic material or individuals within the field. BPH will also include relevant book and website reviews from time to time. While the focus is on Britain it may, on occasion, include material that is of wider interest from Europe, the United States and Asia.

Dr Michael Pritchard

PS. Thanks to George Eastman House (now George Eastman Museum) and History Today magazine blogs for recommending British Photographic History as one of their own favourite blogs. The Daily Telegraph made BPH one of its photography websites of the week

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EXCLUSIVE: Tate Britain appoints Kate Bush to a new curatorial role

Kate Bush has been appointed by Tate Britain to the new post of Adjunct Curator of Photography, starting in October 2017. Kate is a curator and critic specialising in contemporary art and photography. She was most recently…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2017 at 14:30

Lecture: Stills 40th Anniversary Lecture: Simon Baker / 19 October

Simon Baker is Tate’s first Curator of Photography. Since his appointment in 2009 he has worked on acquisitions, displays…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 8:06

Martin Parr Foundation opens in Bristol on 25 October 2017 (UPDATED)

The Martin Parr Foundation, a new centre for British photography and the works of Martin Parr, will open in Bristol on 25 October 2017. The Martin Parr Foundation was established in 2014 and will open to the public in the Paintworks complex, Bristol, and comprises a studio, gallery, library and archive centre.

The…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 0:30

Research award call: Peter E. Palmquist fund for historical photographic research

Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936-2003) had a keen interest in the photography of the American West, California, and Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:41

Job: Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

We are looking for a  Curator to take responsibility for the conceptual development, organisation and co-ordination of exhibitions and publications assigned by the Director and Chief Curator, including budgetary management and fundraising. The Curator also contributes ideas to the Gallery’s programme, liaises with…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:29

Exhibition: A Green and Pleasant Land British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now / from 30 September

This major survey exhibition focuses on artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape and its relationship to identity, place and time. Exploring how artists interpret urban and rural landscape through the lens of their own…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:19

Seminar: Trading Places: Photography and Anglo-Australian Merchants in Meiji Japan / 25 October

In recent years scholars both in Japan and Australia have become increasingly concerned with the close ties between these two emerging nation-states in the nineteenth century. Whereas much of the scholarship on Japan’s international relations of the period has focused on the Euro-American ‘treaty port’ powers, this…

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Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:09

Exhibition: We called to see you / from 17 September

A new temporary exhibition featuring Victorian and Edwardian cartes-de-visite and cabinet card portraits opens at the College of Optometrists in London on Sunday 17 September. The distinctive feature about this small exhibition is that all the portraits are of people wearing spectacles or vision aids,…

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Posted by Neil Handley on September 12, 2017 at 18:30

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