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April 2022 Blog Posts (18)

Stereoscopy Day / 21 June 2022

Stereoscopy Day is an international celebration of the birth of stereoscopic 3-D. It celebrates the inventor of stereoscopy, British polymath Sir Charles Wheatstone, its pioneers and their successors up to the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2022 at 12:07 — No Comments

Seminar: Another Country - British documentary photography / 11 June 2022

The Martin Parr Foundation is holding a seminar day to launch a new major publication from Gerry Badger,  Another Country, British Documentary Photography since 1945  (thames & Hudson) which showcases the social and cultural history of Britain since the Second World War. Organised chronologically, each chapter spans a period of social and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2022 at 10:00 — No Comments

Publication: Harry Price’s investigation of William Hope’s spirit photography

The latest number of the Science Museum Group Journal (Spring 2022) includes a paper by Efram Sera-Shriar titled Photographic plates and spirit fakes: remembering Harry Price’s investigation of William Hope’s spirit photography at its centenary. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2022 at 9:56 — No Comments

The Cinema Museum secures its future - but still needs your support

After 15 years of campaigning The Cinema Museum’s future looks bright. At last we have a chance to secure a permanent home for the Museum and save a well-loved, unique heritage building (The Lambeth Workhouse, once home of Charlie Chaplin). We are thrilled; we can’t wait to buy it, mend it and share it with those who love cinema, film, creativity,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 22, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments

cfp: NSA's Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography III / deadline 15 May 2022

The National Stereoscopic Association is happy to announce plans for a live convention and is seeking scholarly papers on the history of stereography for our third annual 'Sessions'.

Presentations are welcome on any aspect of stereo-media from the inception of stereoscopic photography to contemporary virtual and augmented reality. Topics include but…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 19, 2022 at 10:48 — No Comments

Auction: pre-production Compass camera / 23 April 2022

Flints Auctions are to offer a 'pre-production' Compass camera 1936/37, with the serial number 1015. The camera, also known as the Compass I, was withdrawn after its initial public offering and buyers offered the redesigned Compass II camera.   The Compass camera was the brainchild of the maverick designer and politician Noel…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2022 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Blog: The Optilogue

The Optilogue is a blog that explores historical visual media, especially those with an ‘optical’ element – including magic lanterns, early cinema, dimensional picture books, stereoscopic images, zoetropes, early flip books, anamorphics, peepshows and transparent dioramas. Art, Science, Technology and Sociology. Included are historiographic musings,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2022 at 11:41 — No Comments

Workshop cfp: Photographies and Histories of Ireland in the short 20th Century

The 13th edition of PhotoIreland Festival proposes a conversation ‘On the History and Practice of Photography in Ireland’ through a programme of exhibitions and events running from 7July to 28 August. In this context, a series of Think Tanks are being hosted to tease out the complexities of the History as much as of the discipline.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2022 at 11:32 — No Comments

Online symposium: Technologies, Expeditions, Empires: Three-Color Photography around 1900 / 29 April 2022

Three-colour photography is the basis for most colour photographic technologies nowadays, so why does its multifaceted history, especially at the turn of the last century, remain ignored by historians?

This online symposium complimenting PhotoResearcher No.37 delves into key technological, cultural and political questions pertaining to this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 13, 2022 at 20:16 — No Comments

Auction: H G Ponting / 26 April 2022

Charles Miller Ltd is offering two lots linked to Herbert Ponting. First up is lot 247 a Beck No. 3 Universal Telephoto lens no. 102233 in a leather case which is embossed H.G. PONTING, F.R.G.S. The second lot, 248 is a photograph [Chris] A sledge dog listening to the gramophone with an official edition label numbered 109/400.  The…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2022 at 20:28 — No Comments

Colin Axon collection of early colour photography donated to the V&A Museum

An important collection of early colour photography has been donated to the V&A Museum where it will join significant bodies of similar material, notably within the RPS Collection, held at the museum. The V&A has recently announced a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2022 at 16:00 — No Comments

V&A announces Fiona Rogers as the inaugural Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography

As first reported on BPH on 21 February the V&A has now announced that Fiona Rogers has joined it as the inaugural Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography. Fiona joins the V&A from Webber, a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2022 at 13:00 — No Comments

Symposium: Feminism, Photography & Resistance / online 28 April 2022

This Symposium brings together an international group of artists, writers and thinkers and is part of Four Corners exhibition, Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 9, 2022 at 12:30 — No Comments

Photographica 2022 / London: 2 May 2022

Photographica 2022 is fast approaching after a two year break, it is a camera collectors and users fair, it will take place at the regular venue The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB on the 22 May 2022. Public entry is from 10am-4.00pm and admission is £8 on the door from 10am to 12 noon and £5…

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Added by Nigel Richards on April 3, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments

Fully online distance learning Photographic History MA Programme / from September 2022

In September 2022, we are launching a fully online distance learning Photographic History MA Programme at De Montfort University; anyone can apply no matter where you are in the world.

Our Photographic History MA will allow you to investigate societal and cultural photographic practices alongside the cultural and social significance of the medium throughout its history. As well as engaging you with digital and analogue photographic image-objects, histories, and theories, it will equip…

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Added by Gil Pasternak on April 2, 2022 at 9:00 — No Comments

Gallery: James Hyman Gallery on Maddox Street

James Hyman has announced the opening of its two new galleries at 48 and 50 Maddox Street in Mayfair, London.  At 48 Maddox Street, it is staging the exhibition Telling Stories. Picture Post and its Legacy. The exhibition presents some of the key photographers of Picture Post magazine as well as a curated selection of some later British…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 1, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments

Online talk: GEEX Talks: Dr Chitra Ramalingam / 4 April 2022

I have a long-standing research interest in the material lives and cultural meaning of glass artifacts in the history of science and the history of photography, from vacuum tubes and chemical glassware to lenses and glass plate negatives. Glass is one of the dominant materials of experimental science.  Its optical and physical properties mediate…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 1, 2022 at 11:41 — No Comments

cfp:Counter-Image International Conference 2022 / Lisbon, 13-15 July 2022

The next Counter Image International Conference taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 13--15 July. The event will focus on ways of decolonizing visuality but a range of topics on photographic culture relating to colonial and postcolonial contexts are possible. The conference will be in persona and will also accepts online…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 1, 2022 at 11:31 — No Comments

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