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April 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Book launch: Capturing the Light

A reception was held at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, London, last night for Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport's book Capturing the Light. The well-researched and written book tells the story of Daguerre and Talbot as they developed and launched their distinctive photographic processes in 1839. Published by Pan Macmillan the book is eminently readable and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2013 at 7:12 — No Comments

Book & Exhibition: Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal

Raja Deen Dayal (1844 – 1905) was the first Indian photographer to earn international renown. Noted for remarkable beauty, aesthetic nuance and technical skill, Deen Dayal's photographs capture the architectural heritage of India, its landscape and people, and provide a lens through which we can explore a dynamic time in India's history and the role Deen Dayal had in…


Added by Michael Wong on April 25, 2013 at 21:48 — No Comments

Early photography resource: Lady Charlotte Bridgeman's journals 1847-57

This new website hosts the diaries of Lady Charlotte Bridgeman (1827-1858) covering the period of 1847 until 1857.  The diaries containing many references to early photography including visits from Mr Cheney, possibly a member of the Photographic Society in the mid/late 1850s and mentioned in Roger Taylor's Impressed by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:24 — No Comments

Lecture: The Nederlands Fotomuseum: Building a National Museum for Photography / 2 May 2013

In 2003 the Nederlands Fotomuseum became the most recent addition to this museum dense country. In this talk, Professor Frits Gierstberg, Head of Exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, will talk about the challenges that have faced the Museum since its inception, including issues relating to project-based collecting and the development of new interfaces in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 20:01 — No Comments

Revealed archive of the Americans in WWII Britain

“Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here”. The famously succinct wartime interpretation of the Americans in Britain in World War II might give some insight into the culture clash that ensued when thousands of American servicemen arrived in wartime austerity Britain. 

But the reality was, of course, much more complex. Two highly contrasting worlds met…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 25, 2013 at 19:48 — No Comments

BBC: Rare 19th century photos of India

The BBC website has put up a slideshow of rare 19th century images of India by the legendary Indian photographer, Raja Deen Dayel (1844 - 1905) which you can view on this link …


Added by Michael Wong on April 24, 2013 at 21:58 — No Comments

Beirut and Beyond: A Photographers' Perspective

Talk, followed by wine reception and private view of the exhibition of photographs -  Cairo to Constantinople - taken by Francis Bedford in 1862 during a tour of the Middle East with the Prince of Wales.

A talk by Norman McBeath about the way his experience of living in the Middle East influenced his development as a photographer…

Added by Norman McBeath on April 24, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Job: Digital Imaging Officer (National Maritime Museum)

The Museum’s Photographic Studio creates and supplies images for a wide range of internal and external clients. The Studio is part of the Commercial Division consisting of income-generating departments including Picture Library, Retail, Admissions, Events and Marketing.

Carry out scanning, post-production, printing and photography for the…


Added by Michael Wong on April 24, 2013 at 11:11 — No Comments

Photography Fair 3: The Other Art Fair 2013 / 25-28 April

The Other Art Fair is London’s leading ‘artist-led’ fair and this year’s contributing artists have been handpicked by Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare (as the head of this year’s selection committee) ensuring that 100 of the best unrepresented artists from across the globe will be at the fair.

Celebrating the best fifteen unrepresented photographers from the UK…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:29 — No Comments

Photography Fair 2: Photo Art Fair 2013 / 2-6 May

This May, a new and exciting international photography art fair will take place for the first time in London. The Photo Art Fair is a four-day exhibition that will showcase the work of 50 established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world.

Curated in London, the international panel of experts includes Susie Babchick (Photography…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:26 — No Comments

Photography Fair 1: Splinter 2013 / 27-28 April

The photograph is the new work of art – and a Chelsea gallery has plans to make great pics available at affordable prices in a special two-day event at the end of this month.

The most expensive snap ever cost a New York buyer a cool £2.8millon two years ago. But thanks to Splinter, a concept from the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Jubilee Place, the event will offer a wide…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 11:22 — 1 Comment

Norman Parkinson google doodle

Today, 21 April, would have been photographer Norman Parkinson's birthday. He is commemorated with a google doodle. See more about Parks by clicking here

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

BBC TV: Norman Parkinson - 21 April BBC2

2013 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman Parkinson, one of the greats of British photography with an incomparably glamorous career which spanned seven decades. To celebrate the occasion, the Norman Parkinson Archive has granted Arena access to its entire collection of over 350,000 negatives. Arena presents an amusing and visually stunning profile of this uniquely…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 17, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments

Jo Quinton-Tulloch q+a

The head of Bradford's National Media Museum, Jo Quinton-Tulloch, responds to a series of questions from The Guardian newspaper. Read the piece here

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 16, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments

Google Maps World Wide Photographic Preservation Projects

A project using Google hopes to map worldwide photographic preservation projects in order to strengthen photographic preservation efforts across the world. A Google Map of World Wide Photographic Preservation Projects can be found by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Trapping Men for Recruiting Angels: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Trapping Men for Recruiting Angels: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore is a part of Fringe! Film Festival 2013. The French photographer and essayist Cahun (1894-1954) and her partner and stepsister Moore (1892-1972) were an extraordinary couple who worked, lived, and loved together for more than forty years.Cahun…


Added by Fangfei Chen on April 13, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Job: International Photography Curator (National Galleries of Scotland)

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic curator to enrich Scotland's outstanding national collection of photography and shape a national and international programme to exhibit and promote it. 

Based at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, which has a Gallery dedicated to the display of photography, the new…


Added by Michael Wong on April 11, 2013 at 21:05 — No Comments

Media Space: Tony Ray Jones, the opening show

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Between 1966 and 1969 Tony Ray-Jones created a body of photographic work documenting English customs and identity. Humorous yet melancholy, these photographs were a departure from anything else being produced at the time. They quickly attracted the attention of the Institute of Contemporary Arts…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 11, 2013 at 20:26 — 5 Comments

Job: Autograph ABP, Archive Project Coordinator

With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Autograph ABP is recruiting for a full time Archive Project Coordinator.

Working closely with the Archive Manager, the post holder will coordinate our new three-year Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project, The Missing Chapter – an initiative designed to expand the scope of Autograph ABP’s existing collection, take its…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 10, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Picturing China 1870-1950: Photographs from British collections

The British Embassy in Beijing recently held an exhibition at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing presenting China as seen through camera lenses dating as far back as 1870. This is the first time this exhibition has been displayed in China.

‘Picturing China 1870-1950: Photographs from British Collections’ presents a wealth of images of a country undergoing…


Added by Michael Wong on April 10, 2013 at 8:54 — No Comments

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