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Picture Post and Beyond: the Hulton Picture Collection


Picture Post and Beyond: the Hulton Picture Collection

Apprectiate Picture Post, its Photographers, editors and history

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My fathers story was in the Picture Post July 1947- I'm looking for a copy 18 Replies

My Father Adam Kreb and his brother Reinhold Kreb were reunited with my grandfather Johannes June 7 1947 after WWII in Berlin Johannesstift. The Picture Post covered the story in an issue 1947. There…Continue

Started by S Kreb. Last reply by michael thursting Oct 24, 2014.

Picture Post Covers 2 Replies

Hello,I am currently working on my thesis in the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, working with original issues of the…Continue

Started by Hila Cooper. Last reply by Hila Cooper Mar 21, 2012.

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Comment by Michael Hallett on April 19, 2010 at 16:27
I'm belatedly attempting to catch up with Jane's query from late last year. Michael Pritchard was absolutely correct when he suggested there was an article on Brian Deutsch in the British Journal of Photography. It was my article called 'Digital Rembrandt' in the BJP on 11 February 1993. I do recall that Brian was not over happy with it as I was critical in places.
Comment by Jane on December 26, 2009 at 19:14
Thanks to Sarah and MIchael for your help with info on the Hulton Picture Library,

I am definitely a fledgling photographer and want to start taking black and white pics. The Hulton project gave me a "new eye" for photographs and I pay them more than the usual cursory glance these days. My friend recently gave me an old Chinon Genesis III with macro zoom lens and I am going to try it out soon.

Happy New Year to all,

Comment by Jane on December 11, 2009 at 17:07
Sarah I was able to find a paper copy of the Gibbs-Smith article at the Queen's College library; thanks, but my new found librarian skills failed me with the other two; do you have access to either of them in full-text? could I be cheeky and ask you to attach them in a note to me or just on my page?

Comment by Sarah McDonald on December 7, 2009 at 9:19
Hi Jane, There isn't much published to my knowledge - possibly the article that you've seen of mine gives most detail - certainly for the Deutsch period. If you have specific questions I can try to answer them. Also try Collison, R.L. 1965. Libraries for Television. Reprinted from The Library World, July, 1965. London: BBC. Gibbs-Smith, C. H. 1950. The Hulton Picture Post Library. In Journal of Documentation, Volume 6, Issue 1, 12-24. London: MCB UP Ltd. Moss, D. 1965. BBC Calling: the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library. In London Calling - European Edition. London: BBC, 8-9. There was a lot of press coverage at the time of the sale to Brian debating the merits of private vs public ownership and a couple of short interviews for TV. I'll see if I can get more details. This is when I began to work for the archive so can perhaps give some personal insight if relevant. All the best, Sarah
Comment by Jane on December 4, 2009 at 1:42
Thanks for the information, I will try and access the journal through Queens College. Will be adding some photos to this page sometime
Comment by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2009 at 20:07
I certainly remember interviews with Brian Deutsch and reports on his plans for the collection when he took it over. They were probably in the British Journal of Photography.
Comment by Jane on December 3, 2009 at 15:34
I am a Library student taking my MLS at Queens College New York; I have recently become interested in the history of Picture Post Magazine and the history of the Hulton Picture Collection pre-Getty images acquisition. I also love Stephen Poliakoff's homage to that esteemed collection "Shooting the Past". Any one out there can shine any light on the period from 1957-1996, the Hulton Collection and how it fared under its owners during that time; the BBC and Hulton-Deutsch? Need inforamtion on articles or books or websites or anything for a paper for Archives class.

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