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April 2018 Blog Posts (27)

Papers, photographs and collections of Prince Albert to be published for the first time

A major new digitisation programme announced by Royal Collection Trust will transform understanding of Prince Albert's role in national life and his profound influence on Victorian society. The Prince Albert Digitisation Project is supported by Sir Hugh and Lady Stevenson in honour of the late Dame Anne Griffiths DCVO, former…


Added by Helen Trompeteler on April 6, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Announcing the first Katz International Photography Award (KIPA), 2018

The Katz International Photography Award (KIPA) is an independent and privately funded non-profit initiative. It was conceived and created in 2018 by Ms. Atalia Katz representing the Katz Family (Israel) whose many of its members engage in creative activity.

Ms. Katz is an active and prolific photographer. Most of her work focuses on social…


Added by Nissan N. Perez on April 3, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Review: Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 / London: The Queen's Gallery, 9 Nov 2018 - 28 Apr 2019

This portrait (below) shows Captain Alexander Leslie-Melville (1831-57), known as Lord Balgonie. He was the eldest son of the 8th Earl of Leven, a Scottish peer. Lord Balgonie served in the Grenadier Guards during the war, and died only a couple of years after returning to Britain. At the time, his death was attributed to the hardships of the war. Fenton has photographed him…


Added by Dr Marcus Bunyan on April 3, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Resource: Virginia Woolf photo albums

Apologies if this has been posted before. I've just come across Harvard Library's high-resolution scanning of all of Virginia Woolf's photo albums, covering her life during the years 1890 to the late 1940s (continued by Leonard after her death in 1941). Many famous faces here, including her mother Julia Jackson (frequent model for her great aunt Julia Margaret Cameron),…


Added by Jonathan Dore on April 2, 2018 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Seminar: PHRC, De Montfort University, Leicester, 9 April 2018

The next Cultures of Photography seminar in conjunction with the Photographic History Research Centre takes place at De Montfort University, Leicester, on 9 April 2018 from 1700-1830. 

In a paper titled: For ‘the interchange of thought and experience among photographers’. The role of the photographic society in British photography Michael Pritchard will…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Mirror Mirror / near Salisbury, 16-20 May 2018

For the past seven years, photographer Tif Hunter has nursed an interest in ‘tintypes’. These are handmade, one-off images which use a 19th century technique, developed in the early days of photography. First invented in the 1850s, tintypes were particularly popular during the Civil War in late 19th century America.

Messums Wiltshire is offering the unique experience…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:23 — No Comments

Conference: Photo History Photo Future / Rochester, NY, 20-22 April 2018

Rochester, NY will draw hundreds of people April 20th-22nd to celebrate the past and present of photography at the RIT Photo History Photo Future Conference. 

The three- day conference includes presentations from academics, individual researchers and hobbyists alike. Topics to be covered range from photogravure, paper and chemicals, education, historical cameras and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2018 at 8:16 — No Comments

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