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 James McArdle Sep 25.
Started by Rebekah Burgess Abramovich Sep 23.
Welcome to the British photographic history blog which was launched at the start of 2009. There are now over 3600 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.
Photomonitor, the online photography platform, carries an interview with Tate Modern's Senior Curator International Art (Photography) Yasufumi Nakamori. He discusses Japanese photography and Tate Modern's strategy representing photography in its programmes. He was interviewed by Romina Provenzi. …Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 21:55
Applications are open for Bodleian Visiting Fellowships which support scholars in any field of study and from anywhere in the world to undertake research in the Bodleian's special collections. Of particular interest to BPH is the Sloan Fellowship in Photography which supports a research visit by a scholar in the history of photography. In…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 20:09
Dr Annebella Pollen has been awarded a £100,000 Philip Leverhulme Prize, which she will use to fund a new study into the history of photography by children from 1900. As a personal award rather than a research grant, the prize money can be used for any research purpose. Thirty prizes are awarded annually, to a changing group of six subject areas each…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 19:58
I wonder whether any members can offer advice on finding a home for an archive of industrial photography? This collection relates to one major assignment undertaken in 1993/4 by noted industrial photographer, the late Donald D. Fraser FBIPP FRPS and myself Clive Friend FBIPP. We worked as two teams across the UK, Europe and North America illustrating the substantial range of industrial premises owned by the Caradon Group. The purpose was to produce a corporate book for the Caradon Group of…Continue
Under Newborn Stars tells the story of photographer Maja Blumenfeld - From her upbringing in Berlin to her escaping Nazi Germany and resettling in New Zealand. The film provides insight into her journey, her view on photography and the importance of objects connected to people and significant moments in her life.
Photographer Maja Blumenfeld’s…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2021 at 15:42
Twelve experimental photographic artists exhibit their work in Oxford as part of Photo Oxford Festival opening in the Main Gallery, The Old Fire Station, central Oxford, from the 15 October-13 November. Each artist focuses on materiality within their practice. They are inspired by historical processes invented in the 19th Century, and work with the…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2021 at 11:35
On 14 January 1971, The Photographers’ Gallery opened its doors with The Concerned Photographer, an exhibition that had previously been shown in the United States, Switzerland and Japan, and which presented photography as the optimum medium to document social conditions. This online conference has been organised to mark the 50th…Continue
This book is a milestone along the complex road which, in less than two years, has led to the start of a new phase in the management and operations of the Fratelli Alinari photographic studio that was established in 1852. On Alinari: Archive in Transition explores the transition of the Alinari Photographic Archive to public ownership by the Regione…Continue
Posted by Costanza Caraffa on October 13, 2021 at 9:30