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 3700 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.
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2022 at 20:15
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2022 at 20:00
Photographs made in the 1870s are to help with the conservation of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. In a new partnership London's V&A Museum and the City of Bayeux have agreed to share research and expertise around the Tapestry. This is in lieu of planned loan of the Tapestry to the UK which was abandoned after a condition report discovered the Tapestry…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2022 at 19:54
One of the highlights of the recent Photo London fair was James Hyman's The Countess of Castiglione. The exhibition has now opened at Hyman's gallery in London. The exhibition includes over fifty rare portraits of the Countess from the 1850s to the 1890s. Directed and staged by the Countess, herself, and created in collaboration with the studio…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 26, 2022 at 19:38
I am looking for any kind of information relating to photographs of Western travellers pictured in costume while on their travels in Egypt. I know that several commercial studios based in Cairo and Alexandria, such as Schier & Schoefft (see image attached), Facchinelli and Dittrich, offered this service, but I am having trouble finding examples…Continue
Posted by Stéphanie Hornstein on May 24, 2022 at 21:30
Photography from daguerreotypes, through collodion and on to contemporary work is being offered at auction By Chiswick Auctions on 24 May. The sale includes one previously unrecorded portrait, part of a set of four by Julia Margaret Cameron (est £12,000-15,000), Beard studio daguerreotypes and work from Paul Strand, Rodchenko and others.
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 22, 2022 at 17:53
The purpose of the Curatorial Fellowship is to further develop expertise in the history of photography by researching the collections of the V&A, while gaining vital curatorial experience working in a museum. The Curatorial Fellow will divide their time between key curatorial duties (including cataloguing, collections care, display, exhibition and…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 20, 2022 at 20:24
Join leading experts, curators, and photographers in the virtual re-launch of Trans Asia Photography, the world’s first and only open access journal devoted to research on Asian photography. Established more than a decade ago, the journal has moved its base to Toronto and relaunches this year with a new publishers, Duke UP, and new editors, Thy Phu, Deepali…Continue
Posted by Michael Pritchard on May 20, 2022 at 20:18