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May 2013 Blog Posts (30)

IOM Photographic Society: Happy 75th!

The Isle of Man Photographic Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the House of Manannan in Peel from Saturday 18 May 2013 to Sunday 4 August 2013. 

Jointly curated by Manx National Heritage and the Isle of Man Photographic Society, the exhibition will feature works by the society’s members together with vintage cameras and photographic equipment. There will also be a mock…


Added by Michael Wong on May 11, 2013 at 14:18 — No Comments

Radio: Francis Bedford - In a Prince's Footsteps (Omnibus)

In 1862 Albert, Prince of Wales, toured the Middle East. At the time it was still predominantly controlled by the Ottoman Empire. As he travelled, his photographer Francis Bedford kept a detailed photographic record of the trip. In this series John McCarthy revisits the scenes of Bedford's photographs - Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 10, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Job: Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks applications for the inaugural Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography. The Gruber Fellowship is a new and dynamic opportunity for emerging curators focused on the realm of photography, and offers an outstanding 2-year curatorial appoint to a recent Ph.D. in Art History and or an allied field with…


Added by Michael Wong on May 9, 2013 at 23:52 — No Comments

Six Aboriginal daguerreotypes and ambrotypes discovered in South Australia

Cased images of Australian aborigines are few and far between so the discovery of six images, three daguerreotypes and three ambrotypes in the Mill Cottage Museum in Port Lincoln, South Australia is particularly exciting news.…


Added by Marcel Safier on May 7, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Film: National Media Museum

The Yorkshire Post has interviewed Greg Hobson, curator of photographs, at the National Media Museum, Bardford about the collections housed there. The film also shows Brian Liddey, curator of collections access .

See: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 6, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Blog: National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in London has launched a series of weekly blogs from members of staff. One of the first deals with the Bassano studio. See: It is written by photographs cataloguer, Constantia Nicolaides.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 10:03 — 1 Comment

Publications: New Editions of Victorian Photography Books

Edinburgh and Boston-based publisher MuseumsEtc has launched new editions of two classic books on photography, newly-designed and typeset to be accessible for a contemporary audience. Both highly readable, they provide fresh and fascinating insights into the complex photographic practices - and society - of the Victorian period. A History and Handbook of Photography…


Added by Michael Pritchard on May 5, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments

Auction: 19th-century Beijing photographs

London auction house Sotheby's is to put on sale a collection of photos on Beijing taken by Italian-British photographer Felice Beato in 1860, which includes the first photographic panorama of Peking showing the interior of the city, under the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Sotheby's believe that the photos could fetch between £100,000 to £200,000, adding that…


Added by Michael Wong on May 4, 2013 at 21:03 — No Comments

The history men: Helmut Gernsheim and Nicéphore Niépce

Born one hundred and fifty years apart the achievements of the struggling landowner and inventor Nicéphore Niépce and the groundbreaking photo historian Helmut Gernsheim were inextricably linked when Gernsheim rediscovered Niépce’s long-lost first photograph in a trunk. Graham Harrison looks at the exploits of the photographer turned historian and of the brilliant, but…


Added by Graham Harrison on May 2, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Luminous-Lint - Join in Building the History of Photography!

On Saturday 27 April 2013 a new project was started on Luminous-Lint to consolidate the content collected over the last ten years. Building the website has been complex and it is the only online freely available resource that brings together photographs, ephemera and related materials on the History of Photography…


Added by Alan Griffiths on May 1, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

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