Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
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 over 3800 members, in addition to regular readers. These 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, reviews and general news affecting collections of photographic material or individuals within the field. While the focus is on Britain it may, on occasion, include material that is of wider interest from Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia.
A summary of the previous week's posts is usually emailed to signed up readers each Monday.
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.
Heritage Open Days taking place across British from 9-18 September 2022 include events relating to photography. The RPS is throwing open its building and holding a series of events around its own history; Reading's role in the history of photography is explored, and Derby's W W Winter studio will be opening.
Separately, the RPS is also running an…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on August 15, 2022 at 7:04
An enquirer is seeking information on the photographer Ted Reed, who did publicity stills for the 1955 Laurence Olivier film Richard III. Does anyone know anything about him or his studio? Two of his portraits from the 1940s are in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
Please respond here or message…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on August 14, 2022 at 17:30
Posted by Michael Pritchard on August 5, 2022 at 18:30
In a message to friends and colleagues Dr Catherine Troiano has announced that she has re-joined the V&A Museum, London, as Curator of Photography, with a focus on contemporary and digital practices. She was previously the National Trust's inaugural Curator, Photography. That role has been filled by Anna Sparham.
She was at the V&A…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on August 2, 2022 at 21:00
The Public Engagement Research Fellow will spend the equivalent of one month (can be worked flexibly) at Pennine Heritage conducting research into an area of our archives, which will then form the basis for a public engagement activity. Our archives have been under-studied in relation to the history of science, so the Fellow may be the first researcher to…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on August 1, 2022 at 7:28
Anna Sparham has been appointed the National Trust's National Curator, Photography. She has been doing the role for five months on a temporary contract for maternity cover. This has now been made permanent. She takes over from the inaugural curator Catherine Troiano.
Anna was previously freelancing based in her home city of Birmingham where she helped…Continue
The National Stereoscopic Association's Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography are a free conference-within-a-conference presents international scholarship on the history of stereoscopic photography. In 2022 the Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography at the 48th Annual 3D-Con will feature the following presenters and…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on July 28, 2022 at 6:38