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Book: Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in mid-20th Century Britain

Atelier Éditions has announced announce the release of Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th Century Britain by Annebella Pollen, available in the UK/Europe at the end of November, 2021 and the USA/Rest of World early January, 2022.

Annebella Pollen’s richly illustrated study examines the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2021 at 19:51 — No Comments

Talk: Photography and the British eclipse expedition of 1871 / Warwick, 11 December 2021

As part of the British Society for the History of Mathematics meeting being held at the University of Warwick on 11 December Deborah Kent will give a paper “Fit for making a decent observation”? Photography and the British eclipse expedition of 1871. 

The abstract reads: 

Nineteenth-century mathematical innovations revolutionized eclipse…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 3, 2021 at 19:30 — No Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2022 - Call for submissions / closes 28 February 2022

The annual Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards celebrate excellence in photography and moving image publishing. They recognise individuals who have made an outstanding or original contribution to the literature of, or concerning the art and practice of, photography or the moving image. Two winning titles are selected: one in the field of photography and one in the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2021 at 10:06 — No Comments

cfp: Photography and its Institutions: Networks, Collections, Archives, Museums / by 10 January 2022

A conference based upon the research project “Forms and Formats of Photography’s Institutionalisation” at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI), will take place on Thursday and Friday, 23/24 June 2022, organised by Anja Schürmann (KWI Essen) and Kathrin Yacavone (University of Cologne). A call for papers has been issued…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2021 at 10:00 — No Comments

Job: Curatorial and Archive Coordinator / closes 10 December 2021

Four Corners seeks a Curatorial and Archive Coordinator to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work on Four Corners' public exhibition and archive programmes. Four Corners is a centre for film and photographic arts, based in East London for over 40 years. Our Gallery and Archive programmes engage audiences with issues emerging from radical…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 28, 2021 at 9:50 — No Comments

Exhibition: In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland 1839 to the Present / Dublin, until 6 February 2022

In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland 1839 to the Present presents the first comprehensive historical and critical survey of photography from across the island of Ireland. This landmark centenary exhibition charts how the medium has both reflected and shaped Irish cultural identity, from the work of the earliest photographic pioneers up to the…

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Added by William Fagan on November 25, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Courses: The Centre for Photographic Conservation’s – Professional development courses programme in 2022

The Centre has for over 40 years responded to the needs of fellow professionals offering a programme of courses and workshops on aspects of the preservation and conservation of historic photographs. The Centre will offer a limited programme in the Spring of 2022.

From November 2021 in conjunction with Conserve Photography…

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Added by Ian L Moor on November 25, 2021 at 14:30 — No Comments

Rick Findler Afghanistan images chosen for In Between Gallery, Brighton

Fabrica gallery, in partnership with Spectrum Photographic, Loupe Magazine and Photo Fringe are pleased to announce that a new photographic image highlighting the current turmoil in Afghanistan by Rick Findler has been chosen for the In Between Gallery. This work will sit in Fabrica’s large window space, which shows contemporary photography in the heart of…

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Added by Nicola Jeffs on November 25, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments

Auction: 19th & 20th Century Photographs Auction / London: 1 December 2021

Chiswick Auctions will feature some very interesting 19th-century photography in its upcoming 19th & 20th Century Photographs sale, kicking off with 50 cased images, and then moving into early paper photographs, including a rare and early salt paper calotype photograph dating from 1858 of eminent female photographer Julia Margaret-Cameron.…

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Added by Austin James Farahar on November 23, 2021 at 9:00 — No Comments

Publication: Italian Neorealist Photography - Its Legacy and Aftermath

Antonella Russo provides an incisive examination of Neorealist photography, delineates its periodization, traces its instances and its progressive popularization and subsequent co-optation that occurred with the advent of the industrialization of photographic magazines. This volume examines the ethno(photo)graphic missions of Ernesto De Martino in the deep…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Film: Autochrome colour photography processes

The V&A has released the first in a series of films about photography processes based on its collection. The first deals with the the autochrome and is presented by curator Catlin Langford. Invented by the Lumière brothers in 1907, the Autochrome revolutionised photography. Bringing soft, natural…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 15:30 — No Comments

Auction: The Pamela Chandler (1928-1993) Collection / 1 December 2021

Auction house Reeman Dansie will offer an exceptional archive of photographs, ephemera and related artefacts from the studio of mid-20th century high-society photographer Pamela Chandler (1928-1993).  Pamela Chandler's position as a leading London based photographer of this vintage era led to commissions from Royalty, stars of stage and screen and literary…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 15:25 — No Comments

Talk: Gary Winogrand's photographs of the art world / 30 November 2021

Skewed, cynical, and socially ambiguous, the photographs of Garry Winogrand epitomised the experimental style and irreverent attitude of post-war American street photography. This, along with the support of the Museum of Modern Art and its influential director of photography John Szarkowski, granted his work a significant presence in New York’s art world…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments

Hybrid event: Donovan Wylie / 23 November 2021

Belfast based photographer Donovan Wylie will deliver an artist talk at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol on his creative practice, followed by a book signing. This talk will also be streamed live via Zoom. Donovan will address questions around process, touching on how conversations begin and evolve within the medium of photography, both conceptually and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 14:55 — No Comments

Talk: Philip Cunningham in conversation / 25 November 2021

Youth of Yesterday is an exhibition featuring photographs taken of young people in Bethnal Green from the 1970s by photographer Philip Cunningham. In the mid-1970s Philip was a youth worker at Oxford House while studying art at Ravensbourne College of Art. While a student, Philip became interested in photography and Oxford House had a fully equipped…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 14:44 — No Comments

Funding: MACK Annual Research Fellowship / closes 20 January 2022

MACK, the book publisher, has announced its new annual research fellowship, in which it invites proposals for books that investigate an area of cultural history which is deserving of and lacking in critical attention. 

It is especially interested in projects that include, but are not limited to, untold historic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2021 at 14:38 — No Comments

Unlocking the History of British Art: Paul Mellon Centre Photographic Archive Goes Online

An open-access archive of more than 100,000 digitised photographs of British art and architecture is now available to search and download. Between 1964 and 1969 the Paul Mellon Foundation began to collate an internationally important collection of reference photographs of British paintings, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts, as well as images…

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Added by Charlotte Brunskill on November 11, 2021 at 12:30 — No Comments

Job: The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography / closes 19 November 2021

Thanks to a transformational gift of £2 million from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, the Bodleian Libraries are recruiting a Curator of Photography for the first time. Your will increase the impact of our photographic holdings by carrying out a full range of curatorial work including: answering enquiries; teaching and public engagement activities with…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 9, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Photography as a Fine Art - Royal Festival Hall Exhibition - November 1961

It is 60 years ago this month since the first ever exhibition in the UK of Photography as a Fine Art was held in the Concert Suite at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Whilst photography had been recognized as a Fine Art by many galleries in USA, including The Eastman House and the Museum of Chicago, the “establishment” at the Royal Photographic Society in…

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Added by Kelvin Jouhar on November 9, 2021 at 11:30 — No Comments

Display: Maurice Broomfield - Industrial Sublime / until 6 November 2022

The V&A Photography Centre has been entirely rehung with two new photography displays. Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime presents the late photographer’s dramatic photographs of mid-century British and foreign industry, and Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection highlight photography’s power to transform the familiar…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 7, 2021 at 18:00 — No Comments

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