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August 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Aboriginal image identification

Hello. A group of us in Australia are trying to work out the identity of this Aboriginal girl, location in Australia, date of this tin type, photographer/studio ...  - all thoughts/information very welcome. 

Currently haven't obtained any further information than the article - link is:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2014 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

Coxhead Bros.

This carte de visite by the Coxhead Brothers of Dunedin and Invercargill, New Zealand shows a subject type I have not seen before from this era. It shows a doll in period costume posed with miniature furniture, perhaps Catherine of Aragon or her daughter Mary I of England.  

The brothers Frank Arnold Coxhead and Harry Coxhead were photographers in Dunedin and…


Added by Tony Rackstraw on August 30, 2014 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Event: Platinum and Palladium Photographs Symposium and Tours!

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary and international team of distinguished photograph historians, scientists, and conservators who will present groundbreaking information about historic and contemporary platinum and palladium photography in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian October 22-23,…


Added by Alisha Chipman on August 28, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Research: Archive accessions

The National Archives (TNA) keeps a year-by-year track of UK (+ Channel Islands) accessions to archives, categorised by subject. There were two directly photo-history related accessions in 2013: 

Kingston Museum and Heritage Service

  • Kingston Photographic…

Added by Michael Pritchard on August 27, 2014 at 17:58 — No Comments

Consultancy: Print Sales Feasibility Study

The Northern Photography Consortium (NPC) is a group of 6 organisations funded by Arts Council England’s Catalyst programme: Impressions Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, Amber Side, Redeye, Look Festival and North East Photography Network. A key aim of the Catalyst programme is to support arts organisations to diversify their income streams and to build robust business…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 27, 2014 at 17:45 — No Comments

Iago is Art Everywhere

BPH reported in July about the project to put art in to public spaces. Julia Margaret Cameron's Iago is one of the artworks to be featured (see: Sophie Gordon…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 27, 2014 at 7:02 — 2 Comments

Call for Papers: Photography and Migration Conference at Colby College

On April 24-25, 2015, scholars, artists, students, and members of the Waterville community will come together at Colby College to interrogate the relationship between photography and migration. This conference is one of many events taking place at Colby that address the college-wide humanities theme in 2014-2015, “Migrations,” hosted by the Center for the Arts and…


Added by Tanya Sheehan on August 26, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Rejlander album of 70 prints to be offered at auction

Morphets of Harrogate is offering at an album of seventy albumen prints by Oscar Gustav Rejlander from the former estate of Surgeon Commander Herbert Ackland Browning RN on 11 September. The album is estimated at a modest £7000-10,000 and the complete album is to be re-created as a page turner pdf book on the Morphets website shortly, see:  …


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 23, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Publication: Captain Linnaeus Tripe

BPH recently previewed the Linnaeus Tripe exhibition which opens in Washington DC in September and comes to the UK in June 2015. The book of the exhibition by Professor Emeritus Roger Taylor and Crispin Branfoot is now available. Listed at £40 it is being offered on Amazon as low as £22 including postage. Needless to say, the book is superbly produced with essays from…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 21, 2014 at 13:24 — No Comments

Symposium: Daguerreian Society - September 26-29, 2014

The 2014 Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium will be held in Austin, Texas at the Texas State Library and Archives. The conference Hotel is the Sheraton Austin At the Capital. Our tours and program start on Friday, September 26, 2014, with the opening reception and an exhibition of early Texas photography from 6 to 8 pm, at the Texas State Library and Archives.

The program continues Saturday with lectures, a banquet and auction. Speakers include: Sandra Petrillo from the European…


Added by Jeremy on August 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century

Running from 1 November 2014–11 January 2015, Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century will be Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum’s first ever photography exhibition to showcase the outstanding collection of 20,000 20th-century works that it has amassed since deciding in 1994 to extend its photographic holdings beyond the 19th century.

In a display of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2014 at 17:21 — No Comments

Open Day: W W Winter Photographers / 11-13 September

There has been a photography studio in Midland Road, Derby since at least 1857. This was owned by Monsieur Emmanuel Nicholas Charles who employed our founder, Walter William Winter. Winter eventually took over the business and in 1867, he opened his new purpose built studio directly across the road. The business has been here ever since. In 1896, William Henry King joined…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2014 at 8:18 — No Comments

Publication: Photoshow: Landmark Exhibitions that Defined the History of Photography

This is the first book to study the history of photography via international exhibitions. The foremost historians of the medium describe the most important shows and set them in the context of their times: London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, the South Kensington Museum (later the Victoria and Albert…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments

Publication: Berry Boys: Portraits of First World War Soldiers and Families

This powerful new book offers an evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War. Detective work on the part of Te Papa curators and a heartfelt public response has resulted in this extraordinary new book about soldiers and their families, and the changing face of the First World War.

This August, Te Papa Press is releasing Berry Boys:…


Added by Tony Rackstraw on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Publication and book launch: William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age—a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes. His manuscripts, now in the archive of the British Library, reveal the connections and contrasts between his photographic innovations and his…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil 1893

Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil 1893 presents 50 previously unpublished photographs by the noted Victorian photographer taken during his journey to Brazil in 1893.

Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia and Pete James from the Stone archive at the Library of Birmingham the exhibition tells the notable Englishman’s journey as part of a Royal Astronomical…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 11, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Lecture - The work of Henry Fox Talbot

The Oxford Photography Festival 14 is presenting a lecture and panel discussion on The work of Henry Fox Talbot.  The discussion will include Richard Ovenden, Professor Larry Schaaf and Dr Mirjam Brusius and comes after the Bodleian Library secured Talbot's personal archive.

Tickets costs £5 and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 4, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Publication: Hold Still, Madame. Wartime Gender and the Photography of Women

Hold Still, Madame. Wartime Gender and the Photography of Women in France during the Great War is a PDF ebook under a Creative Commons License by Dr Nicole Hudgkins. It investigates French images of women during the First World War, the feminine postures and roles captured by photographers, how female images were used in the wartime media…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 3, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Publication and Exhibition: Beyond the View

Beyond the View. New Perspectives on Seaside Photography is the title of a delightful publication edited by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson offering an exposition of images from the Sunbeam Photography Company. It includes two useful essays by Shepherdson and Colin Harding of the National Media Museum who has done a great deal of original work on beach photography.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on August 3, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

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