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"Corrado D'Agnostini & Ivan Rose, Dallmeyer, Grubb, Ross, Taylor, taylor & Hobson, Horne, Thorthwaite & Wood. Photographic Lenses 19th Century Great Britain and Ireland. NAJS Editzioni, 2021. ISBN: 978-88-940997-8-2."
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Auction: 19th & 20th Century Photographs / 24 May 2022

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. The catalogue is available here:…See More
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"Hello Michael and all, just a note to say that we are currently hosting a major exhibition on Helmut Newton at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne, focusing on Newton's Melbourne years and early influences while also showcasing some of…"
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Historic England launch interactive story map for Queen's Jubilee

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 significant…See More
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Portraits from the Queen's life in an online display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

To celebrate and mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the National Portrait Gallery presents a new digital display, a…

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Posted on May 26, 2022 at 20:15

Publishing: Tate launches new photography series

Tate has announced the launch of the Tate Photography Series, a new publishing programme providing an introduction to some of the most important and exciting photographers at work today. Four titles will be published each…

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Posted on May 26, 2022 at 20:00

Historical photographs help with Bayeux tapestry conservation

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…

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Posted on May 26, 2022 at 19:54

Exhibition: The Countess of Castiglione / until 26 July 2022

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…

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Posted on May 26, 2022 at 19:38

Auction: 19th & 20th Century Photographs / 24 May 2022

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. 

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At 16:40 on June 19, 2021, Hillary Haft Bucs said…

Hello! Thank you for the biographical information on my great, great, great grandfather, Jacob Katzman. What do you recommend as next steps on trying to track down any of his photography?

At 15:45 on August 3, 2017, Jack leonard Gordon said…

Don't you take any criticism on board. The present set up casts no credit on this organisation or myself.

It may be that somewhere on this site you have left some helpful instructions.If so I can't see it.

My telephone number is 020 8908 5124.

Regards

Jack Gordon

At 17:46 on April 21, 2017, jack leonard gordon said…

I am upset by the effects of my tiny pictures on my four entries .

Should I withdraw them as a whole and start again?

If so how do cancel anything of my submissions?

Regards,

Jack Leonard Gordon

At 5:52 on November 15, 2016, Will Allen said…

The International Directory of Photo Historians has settled in a new home with hopes of stability in location, format, and function. The change coincides with the retirement from teaching of William Allen. At http://classyarts.com/photohistorians/photohistorians.php one may search the directory, add and edit one's entry, and communicate with other historians. The new directory protects the privacy of contact information (including email addresses) for participants. I hope that you and your colleagues will share this information. 

At 22:41 on January 5, 2016, David McGreevy said…

Dear Michael,

First, let me thank you for the BPH site, it has proven to be an invaluable resource for an American collector of British Photographs, and I have "met" many experienced and generous experts here.

I am however, a bit alarmed, do the "major changes" mentioned in your weekly update indicate that the site will soon be subscription based?  That is certainly the impression I got. It would be such a shame after Luminous Lint changed into a monetized site, rather than an open and free exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Respectfully,

David McGreevy

At 11:52 on December 30, 2013, Richard Sambrook said…

Many thanks Michael - I'm delighted to have access to such a great site and resource. Is the Giles Duley talk open to the public? I'd love to come along if so. I am now Professor at the School of Journalism at Cardiff University. Until his recent retirement Daniel Meadows led our work on documentary photography - I'm looking for ways to continue to keep the School actively engaged...Best, Richard

At 19:09 on May 27, 2013, Salvador Tió said…

Dear Mr. Pritchard,

I am looking for information about the beginings of Automat Photography. In particular about the first who was take a British Patent E.J. Ball 16,136. Nov. 23, 1887: Automatic coin-freed apparatus.(“Patents for Inventions vol. II, Abridgments of Specifications, class 98, Photography Great Britain Patent Office, Reprint Edition 1979 Arno Press, A New York Times Company”).

This is all the information that I have about this inventor. I have also a patent from 1900  of the United States and that I believe is attached to the same inventor US657505%5B1%5D.pdf

Do you know more information about this inventor.

Thank you very much.

 

At 16:05 on September 24, 2012, Tom Ruffles PhD, ARPS said…

Thanks for the comment on the Turner post, Michael - I've amended it accordingly.

At 13:33 on July 6, 2012, Tony Hilton said…

Hi Michael,

It was lovely to catch up briefly in May. Sorry it was all so rushed.

You are doing a great job here ... and elsewhere! Well done! Keep it up

Tony Hilton

At 0:59 on May 15, 2012, M C Brown said…

Hallo Michael, Thanks for the regular Newsletter.  Is there any way of recalling earlier versions? A recent issue had a review of the Princeton University book by Roger Taylor on Lewis Carroll and I would be interested in reading it again.  Thanks. 

 
 
 

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