Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
To truly lead our curatorial department, build our research profile, develop our collections and deliver content for an ambitious 'masterplan', we are looking for a Head Curator to join us at the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM), in Bradford, on a permanent basis.
In this role, you will champion your team to realise our ambitions to…
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
While working through the British Journal of Photography I came across a reference to John Traill undertaking a photographic expedition to Orkney in June 1860 (listed by Peter Stubbs on his Edinphoto website) . He read a paper on it to the Edinburgh Photographic Society on 17 July 1861, published in the Journal on 1 August p. 269. He had with him a stereo camera and a 12 x 10" plate camera.... but where are his photographs? This is in fact John Traill Taylor, who became editor of…Continue
Added by Dr. Joe Rock on July 28, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments
This is not simply another colloquium about African photography within the field of visual studies. It is concerned with the question of how histories are written or assembled, and the materials that are drawn upon to narrate or analyse the past of the African continent, and the relationships between them.…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 25, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography from 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.
The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the contemporary; from the rivalry between Sir David Brewster…Continue
The V&A Museum has released details of forthcoming exhibitions which include a number of photography shows, although many of the other highlights will include photography.Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2018 at 19:38 — No Comments
Across Science Museum Group, our curatorial team are committed to inspiring futures by sustaining and growing our world-class collection and delivering a creative and bold programme of outputs including exhibitions, galleries, events and online narratives.
To support this vision, we are looking for an Associate Curator of Broadcast and Television to join us in at the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2018 at 19:28 — No Comments
Hello, my name is Julia Green and have just recently joined this group. I am particularly interested in the cdv/cabinet world of photography and more specifically the work of two of my photographer ancestors. I began collecting their works around 18 months ago and like most collectors search on-line daily in the hope of finding examples .... so, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask if anyone has any photographic works by R.V.GREEN, COVENTRY or his brother A.V.GREEN, ATHERSTONE, I would…Continue
Hello, I am seeking information about this leather case, marked Lock & Whitfield, 178 Regent Street. It looks like an average daguerreotype case, but the size is very large, and doesn't seem to correlate to known sizes.
The exterior is 18.3cm x 15.8cm. (7-1/8 x 6-1/4 in.)
The glass inside is 16.5 x 14 cm. (6-1/2 x 5-1/5 in.)
I know Lock and Whitfield…Continue
The National Trust for Scotland is inviting papers for the first Morton Photography Symposium, to be held on Tuesday 9 April, 2019 at Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright: The Camera, Social Networks and The Inaccessible, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. This symposium is inspired by a collection of photographs held at…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:17 — No Comments
He may be best known as the guitarist for legendary band Queen but Brian May will visit Aberdeen in August to celebrate the work of another great who rose to fame thanks to a very different royal connection.
The musician and song writer will appear at the University of Aberdeen in his capacity as photographic historian and Director of The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:09 — No Comments
Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity the madcap daredevil Captain Alfred G Buckham (1879-1956) was the foremost aerial photographer of his day. Between 1908 to…Continue
Added by Tracy Mikich on July 18, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments
My name is Matthew Broadhead, an artist and photographer based in southwest England. At present, I am enrolled on the new MA Photography program at UWE Bristol with course leaders Aaron Schuman and Angus Fraser, due to graduate in 2019.
The project I am…
At the National Science and Media Museum, Insight is our unique collections facility, a 'treasure-trove' of over 26,000 library, archive and image collections. As a large, informal, learning centrethat is truly open to all, our information ignites curiosity, enhancing the visitor…Continue
Special Auction Services auction of Fine Photographica on 17 July includes the Mervyn Heard collection of magic lantern slides, optical toys and stereoscopy.Also included are photographs and cameras. A respected collector and scholar of the popular visual culture and and the lantern Heard died last year.
The catalogue is available here:…Continue
We are seeking an Assistant Curator to work in the Word & Image Department for 12 months. You will have responsibility for assisting with projects connected to the museum’s important and growing collection of fashion photographs. As a member of a curatorial team, an Assistant Curator provides curatorial support to the museum’s Collections departments and to museum…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 13, 2018 at 6:08 — No Comments
I have searched the National Portrait Gallery, The Science Museum, The Getty, The Met collection, etc. , to no avail.
There doesn't seem to be a complete database of these anywhere.. Does anyone know who this is?
50 free eprints of my article "'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s", recently published in the journal History of Photography (42:1), for anyone who may be interested but doesn't have access to a subscribing library:…Continue
Hepworth Wakefield Press Release:
'From the deep indigo and black scarlets of the industrial heart we sailed through the unimaginable beauty of unspoiled countryside. These conflicting landscapes really shaped, I think, my…Continue
Added by James Hyman on July 9, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments
This new publication by Robin Ansell, Allan Collier and Phil Nichols is not just a dating guide to old photographs, but is also a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. It will appeal to family, local, social and photographic historians, including collectors, as a reliable and indispensable reference…Continue
Photoworks seeks to appoint a Curator. This post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to work with the new Director to help shape the curatorial programme. Within the first six months of taking up the post, the successful candidate will help deliver Brighton Photo Biennial and …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 12:37 — No Comments