Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
This first, of a three-part series, led by Colin Pantall, consists of eight lectures. It will introduce you to the contemporary practice of photography through examples that link the historical, the contemporary, and the theoretical in a way that is dynamic, visual, and accessible to everybody.
Touching on major photographic genres such as landscape…Continue
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This is an exhibition panels from three historic exhibitions Who's Holding the Baby? Women and Work (1975) and Clydeside 1974 - 76 © Hackney Flashers.
This was in the 1970s.…Continue
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The Helen Muspratt archive has been the subject of various BPH blogs in the past, most recently in connection with the upcoming Photo Oxford Festival exhibition Women & Photography: Ways of Seeing…Continue
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‘In the Moon’ – and Other Studios is a history of professional photography in King’s Lynn during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and it’s free. It follows the development of a small-business sector in a country town, rather than being the (perhaps) more usual studio-by-studio account, but an index makes it possible to track the fortunes of…Continue
I am researching the history of the Gilbert box camera and its designer, Geoffrey Gilbert. The camera was made in the 1950s and had an unusual steel body covered in artificial lizard skin. This camera will be familiar to many.…Continue
We are very excited to announce the creation of a new conservation studio - Lux and Livre (www.luxandlivre.com) which is offering a free consultation for potential funding bids.
Lux & Livre are specialists in the conservation of photographic materials, books and paper. From conserving a single object to…Continue
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Britain's photographic heritage is likely to be adversely impacted if proposals in a leaked National Trust discussion document come to pass. Written by the Trust's visitor experience director Tony Berry, it sets out a ten-year vision that will directly impact historic properties, curatorial and conservation posts and put collections in to…Continue
This three-day course will investigate and highlight the role of women photographers from the 19th century to today and their influence in the field of photographic portraiture. Beginning by exploring the use of the camera by women during the birth of the medium, the course will go on to examine how 20th century women photographers…Continue
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The talks are being held over four months and are free to attend, although pre-booking is required. They will take place via…Continue
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The E. Chambré Hardman House in Liverpool is a photographic time-capsule and has been looked after by the National Trust since 2003. Currently closed due to COVID-19 the Trust has released a guided-tour film showing what is inside and how the collection of negatives…Continue
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Alexander Bassano established "one of the most important photographic studios of the Victorian era. His sitters included royalty, aristocracy, politicians, and leading names from the military, sciences and arts". Over 2,000 glass negative plates from the Bassano studio are housed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Yet so little is known about…Continue
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Displaced Visions: Émigré Photographers of the 20th Century was the title of a talk and conversation between Dr Nissan Perez, former Curator of Photography at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and photographic historian and curator Colin Ford CBE.
The talk is available to view:…Continue
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Presentations will cover photographers’ work across portraiture, reportage, social documentary and architectural photography, and how the European cultural approaches…Continue
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Folks, I need some feedback, and not necessarily some attaboys. It’s called Fifty Prints but at this point is only 23. Maybe 25 is enough? This is in 2nd draft mode, and somewhat formatted. At first I thought of self publishing it, but now thinking maybe finding a publisher, or an agent if…Continue
Grasping the complexity of photohistory is dependent upon research, analysis and the creation of visual examples and texts that clarify the issues. Luminous-Lint seeks to delve deep to spot the trends but always using the photographs as the research base.
Since 2005 Luminous-Lint has been working from the images towards the…Continue
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Some while ago I posted asking if anyone knew where John Spillers negatives went to. Just an update; no one has responded, but maybe some-one, some-where does!
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I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.…