Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Just alerting people to the recent publication of "Snips & snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists" by Noel Tozer which looks at the Frith siblings - Frederick, Henry and Letitia - Australian (and New Zealand, in the case of Henry) photographers, and their earlier lives as silhouettists and artists.
The book is available through Amazon and selected museum bookshops.
Added by Keith Giles on March 20, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
I am seeking information about this albumen portrait. I believe this is Richard Chenevix Trench 1836-1861, one of the many children of Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish poet and Anglican Archbishop. The son tragically died at age 25. My main interest is the photographer. Does any member recognize a style or size that…Continue
The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council and the Association of Archivists of Catalonia, are calling the 15th Image and Research International Conference, which will be held in the …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 17, 2018 at 8:25 — No Comments
Art photography collections are held at regional museums, libraries and archives across the country but often without specialist curatorial expertise and, subsequently, many photography collections tend to be 'dormant' and inaccessible to experts and audiences, and curators responsible for photography…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2018 at 19:20 — No Comments
The National Library of Scotland is undertaking the first major survey of its extensive photographic collections, to establish the breadth, depth and quality of the photographs. In this talk, Photographic Collections Curator Blake Milteer will provide insight into the survey project's goals,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2018 at 19:14 — No Comments
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Working with one of the largest, richest and most diverse research collections, you will use your specialist knowledge of South Asian art history and archaeology to carry out cataloguing and collection management projects relating to prints, drawings and photographs and associated…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments
The news of the death of Peter James from organ failure which has just been announced has shocked and saddened the world of photographic history. Photography has lost one of its most active and accomplished historians and a wider champion for photography. In a community which is not a large one Pete was a giant and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2018 at 4:00 — No Comments
Over the past six weeks we at Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid…Continue
This workshop will explore medical, social, and cultural meanings of the eye and vision in contemporary and historical perspective. Included is a paper from Colin Harding titled: Repairing War’s Ravages: Horace Nicholls’ photographs of prosthetic masks.
Registration is free.
For more information see:…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2018 at 4:14 — No Comments
The Women's History Network West Midlands is presenting a symposium on the Voice of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath on 13-14 April 2018 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley. Included is a paper by Colin Harding titled Shooting the Messengers: Horace Nicholls’…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2018 at 4:09 — No Comments
In celebration of International Women's Day 2018, I have started a new blog highlighting early women photographers.
Some have not been studied previously and the blog will focus on pre-1860 photographic activity. It will hopefully build into a useful online biographical resource starting with the third female member of the Photographic Society, Mary Ann Boulton.
Any additional information regarding these pioneering women is welcomed.
My Lunchtime Lecture at the National…Continue
This is a new MA starting September 2018, subject to validation, from the University of Sussex, led by Dr Ben Burbridge. It will engage you in the challenging task of making sense of the multitude of photographic images that shape the world today. It is claimed to be the first MA in the UK to combine the history and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 6, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments
The curatorial job at Tate Modern, previously occupied by Simon Baker is open to applicants. Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, its programme of major temporary exhibitions, collection displays, commissions, live performance, and film programme has developed in diversity, scope and profile. In 2016 Tate Modern opened…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 6, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments
A colleague of mine in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been conducting research on early American photographers for more than twenty-five years, and is now making it available on wordpress blog. As many of these photographers either trained in Europe or in Britain, or in some cases emigrated from Britain, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide the link to this important resource at https://pioneeramericanphotographers.com/…Continue
Added by Jim Burant on March 6, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments
On 19-20 May, the special edition of The London Photograph Fair returns to The Great Hall at King's College, adjacent to Somerset House. The fair, which coincides with Photo London, is the only established fair devoted to vintage photography in the UK.
For this year's edition, Daniella Dangoor will present a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
The early history of paper photography in the United States is a formative but rarely studied aspect of the medium’s evolution. While Americans were at first slow to adopt Europe’s negative-positive photographic practices, the country’s territorial expansion and Civil War increased demand for…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
Join the Photographic Collections Network on Monday, 23 April, 2- 5pm, for a special afternoon with Martin Parr and his colleagues at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. Attendees will get behind the scenes insights into the work of the Foundation, looking specifically at the material in its archives, and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2018 at 11:36 — No Comments
This two-day masterclass course on the Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives will be held by Monique Fischer at the Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). It offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of negatives, focusing particularly on their identification,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2018 at 11:24 — No Comments
Many will not have heard of Dom Angelico Surchamp, because his name did not appear in the credits for his photographs. He was a monk at the abbey of La Pierre-qui-vire in Burgundy. He was the moving spirit behind the Zodiaque series of books on Romanesque, which on any measure is the largest collection of published photographs of Romanesque architecture and sculpture. As André Malraux observed, it was "a very big thing". It was the photographs that made the books, beautifully printed,…Continue
Added by Philip Bovey on March 3, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments