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July 2022 Blog Posts (25)

New role: Anna Sparham at the National Trust

Anna Sparham has been appointed the National Trust's National Curator, Photography. She has been doing the role for five months on a temporary contract for maternity cover. This has now been made permanent. She takes over from the inaugural curator Catherine Troiano.

Anna was previously freelancing based in her home city of Birmingham where she helped…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2022 at 9:35 — 1 Comment

Convention: NSA's Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography / 5 August 2022

The National Stereoscopic Association's Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography are a free conference-within-a-conference presents international scholarship on the history of stereoscopic photography. In 2022 the Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography at the 48th Annual 3D-Con will feature the following presenters and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 28, 2022 at 6:38 — No Comments

Job: The National Archives - Research Fellow (Photography) / closes 10 August 2022

This post is an opportunity to join The National Archives for a one-year research fellowship in photography. The Fellow will conduct original research into our photography collections – one of the largest and most significant collections of photographs in the United Kingdom, which covers the historical timespan of the medium. They will work collaboratively…

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Added by Ioannis Vasallos on July 25, 2022 at 22:30 — No Comments

Magnum Photos announces first UK-based Film Festival, Refocusing the Lens: from the Centre to the Margins

This summer, as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations and in partnership with the BFI and Rio Cinema, Magnum presents an interrogation of its photojournalistic archives via film in a series of screenings and discussions. 

Magnum Photos is hosting its first UK Film Festival: Refocusing the Lens: from the Centre to the Margins from…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2022 at 10:41 — No Comments

Publication: Invisible Light The Remarkable Story of Radiology

The book is a developed history of the radiological sciences – covering the back-story to Röntgen’s discovery, the discovery itself and immediate reception the early days of radiology leading to classical radiology (the pre-digital world). The 1970s as the ‘golden decade’ of radiology will be covered in detail, with the development of CT, MRI and modern…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2022 at 10:32 — No Comments

Podcast: Sue Davies on how and why The Photographers' Gallery was founded

Whilst making the film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay, United Nations of Photography Founder and Curator Dr Grant Scott spoke at length with Sue Davies OBE the founder of The Photographer’s Gallery not only about her memories of Jay, but also about the founding of her gallery. In this edited audio from that telephone conversation…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2022 at 10:08 — No Comments

Working group: Color Photography in the 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Color Photography in the 19th Century and Early 20th Century: Sciences, Technologies, Empires is a new working group that has been established to propel a rising field of research: colour photography in the 19th and early 20th century in order to reconfigure, expand, and problematize its role in the history of the discipline and in the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2022 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

cfp: Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use / deadline 31 October 2022

For roughly 150 years, people have been accustomed to seeing photomechanical prints on a daily basis. Prints exist in a variety of milieus with multiple variations over time, use, and geography. Historic and contemporary examples are prevalent in museums, libraries, archives, and personal collections worldwide. Photomechanical…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 24, 2022 at 9:51 — 1 Comment

Job: Director, The Photographers' Gallery / closes 11 August 2022

The Photographers’ Gallery is the UK’s leading centre for the presentation and exploration of photography in all its forms and home to an international community of photographers. Founded in Covent Garden, London, in 1971, the Gallery has been instrumental in championing photography’s pivotal role in culture and society and securing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 22, 2022 at 19:58 — No Comments

Dorset travelling photography studio c1860s to be offered at auction

A rare - probably unique - British travelling photography studio, previously used by the photographers John and  Walter Pouncy of Dorchester from the 1860s is to be offered at auction on 4 and 5 August 2022. It is estimated at £8,000-12,000.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 22, 2022 at 8:00 — No Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards announce 2022 winning titles

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the shortlists and winners for the 2022 Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. Both the winning and shortlisted titles have been chosen as exemplary demonstrations of originality and excellence in the fields of moving image and photography book publishing. The titles from these books explore a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 17, 2022 at 21:27 — No Comments

Publication: Gabriel Lippmann's Colour Photography

Physicist Gabriel Lippmann's (1845–1921) photographic process is one of the oldest methods for producing colour photographs. So why do the achievements of this 1908 Nobel laureate remain mostly unknown outside niche circles? Using the centenary of Lippmann’s death as an opportunity to reflect upon his scientific, photographic, and cultural legacy, this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 17, 2022 at 21:16 — No Comments

Gallery: Tommie Ominde shown at Doyle Wham / until 13 August 2022

Doyle Wham, the UK's first and only contemporary African photography gallery, is presenting Tommie Ominde’s first ever solo exhibition. The exhibition runs until 13 August and offers a comprehensive look into the artist’s unique photographic world.

Ominde was born and has lived ever since in the coastal town of Kilifi in Kenya, a small settlement…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 17, 2022 at 21:00 — No Comments

Autograph helps Getty open access to 30,000 images of black diaspora in UK and US

Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, today launched the Black History & Culture Collection (BHCC), an initiative created to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 17, 2022 at 21:00 — No Comments

Charles Wollaston Award winner 2022 announced by Royal Academy of Arts

The prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award has been won by artist Uta Kögelsberger for her video work CULL in the Royal Academy’s 254th Summer Exhibition. Established in 1978 and presented to the ‘most distinguished work’ in the exhibition, it is one of the most significant art prizes…

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Added by Nicola Jeffs on July 15, 2022 at 13:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Ishiuchi Miyako / from 29 July 2022

To coincide with the Edinburgh Art Festival, Stills is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Ishiuchi Miyako – an influential post-war Japanese photographer. It will be the largest exhibition of Miyako’s work in the UK to date and the first time her work has been exhibited in Scotland. The show which runs from 28 July to 8 October 2022 will consist of a…

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Added by Nicola Jeffs on July 15, 2022 at 13:30 — No Comments

Brett Rogers to leave The Photographers' Gallery at the end of 2022

After 16 years of leadership, Brett Rogers, OBE, HonFRPS, announces today she will be leaving her role as Director of The Photographers’ Gallery – the UK’s foremost centre for photography – at the end of 2022.

Following the success of The Photographers’ Gallery’s 50th anniversary programme in 2021 and the launch of Soho Photography Quarter - the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 11, 2022 at 20:30 — No Comments

Podcast: Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way

This podcast (started in 2021) now has 30+ (and growing) conversations with photo artists who are predominantly interested in how photography has had and is having, a significant impact on the world we live in. It considers the use of photography in relation to environmental matters. Many participants employ historic processes and/or are investigating more…

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Added by Josie Purcell on July 11, 2022 at 18:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: virtual exhibition of photographs by early Chinese masters of photography / online

The Loewentheil Collection, one of the world's leading collection of Chinese photography, is launching its first virtual exhibition of selections from the world’s largest and finest collection of early photography of China. Seizing Shadows: Rare Photographs by late Qing Dynasty Masters, is a virtual exhibition in English and Chinese, and is its…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2022 at 21:55 — No Comments

Job: Curator, Photography / closes 5 August 2022

This is an exciting time to join the Libraries and Museums team as Curator, Photography. We recently acquired a major photographic archive of Document Scotland photojournalist, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, and have just launched a showcase of our James Valentine Photographic Collection at the V&A Dundee. In 2021 we opened the new Wardlaw Museum after a major…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2022 at 21:35 — No Comments

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