Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Blue Plaques Group is unveiling a blue plaque to photographer Henry Peach Robinson on Wednesday, 23 September, 2015 at 2.30pm. The unveiling will take place at 60-64 Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4DB and the plaque has been supported by The Royal Photographic…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 31, 2015 at 11:05 — No Comments
Not so long ago the idea of a radio programme devoted to discussing photographs might have seemed a bit odd. How effective could a presenter be in describing the images? In fact, the idea has worked well in the past. Earlier this year Radio 3 did a series of five programmes which discussed The Five Photographs That (You Didn’t Know) Changed Everything. With the right…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 30, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
Roddy Simpson, in his book The Photography of Victorian Scotland, states that four Daguerreotypes were exhibited, but information I received directly from the RSA indicates only three were…Continue
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Criticised in her lifetime for her unconventional techniques, she is now celebrated as a pioneering portraitist. 2015 marks the bicentenary of Cameron’s birth and the 150th anniversary of her first museum exhibition – the only one in her lifetime – held at the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments
This exhibition of the work of the British photographer Thomas Child (1841-1898) is curated by Stacey Lambrow and selected from the collection of Stephan Loewentheil. It runs from 10-15 November at China Exchange, Gerrard Street, London. A collector's talk will be held on 10 November at 5pm. Admission to both is free.
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
Our friends at the (new) London Stereoscopic Company have launched Victorian Gems a selection of high quality Victorian stereographs and viewer. It was shown at the National Stereoscopic Association convention last week so we've yet to see the set but based on the LSC's past products we're not going to be disappointed. The set includes: OWL’s nest containing…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments
London's National gallery has a series of six interactive lunchtime lectures around the subject of photography designed to investigate how photography has shaped both the Gallery and the history of Western European painting.
Find out more here: …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2015 at 19:59 — No Comments
Edward Reeves took up photography c.1855. Today his great-grandson Tom is still running the business in the High Street in Lewes. The Edward Reeves Studio, situated at 159 High Street is believed to be the oldest continuously operated photographic studio in the world.
Today it houses an archive of over 100,000 photographic glass plates, the work of the first three…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 26, 2015 at 19:39 — No Comments
Renowned for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was also one of the most important amateur photographers of the Victorian era and the period's finest photographer of children. This new book by Edward Wakeling, perhaps the world's leading Carroll scholar, presents almost 1000 of his photographs along with a supporting text. BPH…Continue
Hi. I am a mature student studying Photographic Media at Blackburn University. I am starting my third and final year for my BA honours degree. I am writing my dissertation on the trio David Bailey, Brain Duffy and Terence Donovan, so any help and pointers would be much appreciated :-)
The Royal Photographic Society's Archaeology and Heritage Group is holding a workshop on making negatives for printing by alternative processes or traditional methods from digital files. It is led by Peter Moseley.
This introductory workshop covers the essential steps in creating contact negatives to print your digital images using the cyanotype…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 19, 2015 at 8:06 — No Comments
Rachel Nordstrom has been appointed Photographic Collections Manager at the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division. She replaces Marc Boulay who returned to Canada earlier this year. She has taken on the leadership of the Photographic Collections team and will soon be recruiting for a new Photographic Cataloguer.
Rachel will continue to have…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments
Bromley House, a private members library in Nottingham City centre has an interesting photographic history. It was the home of one of the first commercial photographic studios in the country when Alfred Barber opened a daguerreotype studio in 1841 under licence from Richard Beard.
The late Pauline Heathcote carried out research into the photographers who were at…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 12, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments
The Daguerreian Society is seeking authors and articles for the next Daguerreian Society Annual. The mission of the Society includes all early photographic processes up to ca 1870, as well as contemporary Daguerreians. We are particularly interested in including more international content, and articles about photographic processes, personalities and events in addition to our traditional foundation of daguerreotypes to reflect our broader mission. Please contact Mark Johnson…Continue
Added by Jeremy on August 10, 2015 at 15:42 — No Comments
The 2015 Daguerreian Society Symposium will be held November 5 – 9 in Los Angeles, California at the Pasadena Hilton is on the horizon. Thursday is a tour of the Getty and the “In Focus: Daguerreotypes” exhibition. The Getty will be hosting us for a lecture and public reception Thursday evening.
Friday is our presentation day with sessions by Sarah Allen, Cybele Gontar, Michael Lehr, Grant Romer, John Stauffer, and Jack and Beverly Wilgus. See the program for…Continue
Added by Jeremy on August 10, 2015 at 15:41 — No Comments
With the summer holidays upon us it's time to catch up on some reading. This new publication which BPH came across by chance a few weeks ago and purchased is a much needed study of an overlooked subject, from a country which has done so much to influence photography.Highly recommended!
The Japanese passion for photography is almost a cliché, but how did it begin?…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments
Is it possible for organisers or planners of conferences and lectures to have the speakers recorded on video? For the many readers who cannot attend these events it would be a way to keep updated. The lecture by Prof. Scharf recently was absolutely superb and I am sure there are ways to do this. Thanks, Vivienne Silver-Brody
Icon Photographic Materials Group, Icon Scotland Group and National Museums Scotland are proud to present:
Photography: A Victorian Sensation in Focus
An afternoon of talks exploring the challenges addressed in the curation, conservation and design of a major exhibition of photographic material.
Date: 15th September 2015
Time: 12.45 – 17.00 (+ optional Icon PhMG AGM: 10.30; exhibition ticket pick-up from 10.00 onwards)
Added by Sarah Peacock on August 8, 2015 at 8:27 — No Comments