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Philippe Garner, a 50-plus years veteran of the art auction world, has admired Newton’s work since he discovered it in the late sixties.
He met Newton in 1975 and…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2022 at 16:27 — 1 Comment
Although not photography, the related optical instruments of the microscope and telescope presented new ways of seeing, as did the camera. In the seventeenth century, human vision was technologically enhanced with the invention of the telescope and then of the microscope. Scenes of wonder emerged as the assisted eye traversed the night skies or delved into…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2022 at 15:43
The archive of Elisabeth Buchmeyer Lewis (1935-2018) has been acquired by Hundred Heroines which will be staging a first look at it in June. After studying at the London College of Printing, Elisabeth soon gained a reputation as a modernist photographer. By the time of her death in 2018, she had created a vast collection of images with immense social,…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2022 at 15:30
What is the shape and size of a photographic history that is written from the point of view of having no photographs? When photographs are destroyed, lost, repressed, or never intended to be permanent, it leaves a gap in what we usually refer to as our main research material.
By chance or by design, photographs disappear every day. They might be…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2022 at 9:30
Today, Historic England has launched an interactive education tool which will display hundreds of images of the Queen visiting key heritage sites across England during her reign. The story map resource has been created by Historic England’s Heritage Schools team to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will help school children learn about some of the…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2022 at 1:00