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Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now over 4000 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

12388628699?profile=RESIZE_400x Four Corners is offering a paid 12-month internship as part of its new National Lottery Heritage Fund project, The People’s Gallery. This is an exciting opportunity to work on Four Corners' Archive collection whilst gaining skills in archiving and collections management, and experience in delivering community and exhibition projects. …

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12385282070?profile=RESIZE_710x A memorial service and get together to celebrate and remember the life and man, that was Brian Griffin is being held on 6 March in London. Firstly, is a service at 3pm at Holy Trinity Church, 3 Bryan Road, London SE16, then a social event at the Ship and Whale, 2 Gulliver Street, London, SE16. Details on the poster right (click to enlarge). As space maybe limited can…

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Natonal Science+Media Museum curator Vanessa Torres discusses how she and other colleagues at the museum prepare four Julia Margaret Cameron photographs for display at the National Portrait Gallery's forthcoming exhibition, Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In, which opens on 21 March 2024. 

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The Bodleian Library has reported on some of its photography acquisitions over the past two years via a series of posts on X - formerly Twitter - from its first photography curator Phillip Roberts. He highlighted the following, which he says are are all available to view with a library card. He adds that exhibitions from some of the material are likely over the next few years.…

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The second edition of the Vienna Vintage Photo Fair takes place on 7 April 2024. The inaugural event at the MuseumsQuartier Vienna drew over 1,000 visitors in June 2023. This one-day event offers a unique opportunity in German-speaking countries to explore and acquire original photo-historical rarities. Thirty-five dealers from Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Argentina will showcase art and vernacular photography spanning two centuries.…

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12385187063?profile=RESIZE_400x Associate Professor Donna West Brett will give a lecture on the collection of photobooks donated to the Bodleian Library in 2020 by Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey. Conveying meaning through photos alone, the photobook is a radical format that enabled the widespread dissemination of modernist aesthetics. This lecture will take a closer look at the way photobooks portray the ‘everyday’ –…

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Hello All, I am having an exhibit of stereographs taken in Tenerife following in the footsteps of Charles Piazzi Smyth and his wife, Jessie.

This project is close to my heart because I have a few family connections in 1856 Puerto de la Cruz. It is up at the University of Alabama in Huntsville until 7 of March. Many of you are not near Alabama but I hope theres a chance for this to travel one day.

I am currently planning another trip this summer and continue to work on a…

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