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
Started by Anthony Jones Aug 7.
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.
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…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2017 at 14:30
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 8:06
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.
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2017 at 0:30
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…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:41
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…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:29
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…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:19
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…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2017 at 9:09
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,…Continue
Posted by Neil Handley on September 12, 2017 at 18:30