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September 2012 Blog Posts (43)

Image Myra Hindley

I am trying to find out who took the iconic image of Myra Hindley used as the basis for the 1995 Marcus Harvey painting. Can anyone help?

Added by Mort Marsh on September 30, 2012 at 12:29 — 2 Comments

Job: Deputy Director - Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP one of the UK’s leading arts agencies, working nationally and internationally in the fields of photography, cultural identity and human rights is looking to appoint a Deputy Director with the proven track record to help the organisation build on its successes and assist in the next phase of business and artistic development.



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 29, 2012 at 8:04 — No Comments

Photographer Herbert Rose Barraud

Help needed:

I have just been sent a very poor photocopy of a published photograph of my great grandfather Henry Sutton, the photograph was published in an old Australian magazine and the printing quality is not very good. The photograph was taken in london around 1891/2 by Herbert Rose Barraud who was in Oxford St at the time. Henry was a notable Australian inventor and this photograph is quite an historic and important one to Australian history. I know it may be a long shot…


Added by Lorayne Branch on September 29, 2012 at 0:54 — No Comments

Conference: Conservation ICOM and AIC

During 11-15 February 2013 the world's photographs conservation specialists will be meeting in Wellington, NZ.  The meeting will bring together, for the first time in the southern hemisphere, the photographic materials groups from the International Council of Museums, Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) based in Paris and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) based in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

George Eastman House announces Dr. Bruce Barnes as the new director

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film announced today the appointment of Dr. Bruce Barnes as the Ron and Donna Fielding Director. Barnes will assume his role as eighth director of the museum—the world’s oldest museum of photography and one of the largest motion-picture archives—in October 2012. 



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2012 at 5:18 — No Comments

Exhibition: Mike Seaborne - London: Landscapes in Transition

Foto8 is pleased to announce an exhibition of photography by Mike Seaborne, comprising two of his long-term projects, Thames Estuary and Facades. East of the City of London, the Thames was traditionally both the industrial backbone and backyard of London. The gradual loss of docks and heavy industry in favour of business and residential development has…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:42 — No Comments

Conference: Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography

The 2012 UK conference of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) is to be held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on Monday, 19 November. It  promises as ever to be an exciting event with speakers on a wide range of subjects and with plenty of opportunity for social and professional exchange. Highlights of the day will include:

  • Tate Gallery…

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:35 — No Comments

Library of Birmingham Photography Collection lends to China

Birmingham's Library has loaned two sets of important photographs from its nationally and internationally significant collections to a major exhibition in Guangzhou, China. The photographs are being hand-carried by curator Pete James. 

The exhibition, The Unseen, to be shown at the Guangdong Museum of Art, forms part of the Guangzhou Triennial Festival. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:29 — No Comments

Information Request: Tintype

I'm seeking information about this tintype I've recently acquired (see photo below). Its approximately 10" by 8". The backing paper (as shown) is American and dated 1896. I'm interested to find out who this lady was and more about this photo. …


Added by elizabeth batty on September 27, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Marking Bourne's centenary ...

To mark the centenary of Samuel Bourne’s death, a special exhibition of this 19th century photographer will be open to the public shortly.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of The Bromley House Studio Heritage Project, directed by Geoff Blackwell. Alfred Barber set up the first ever photographic studio in the Midlands in the attic rooms of Bromley House in 1842.…


Added by Michael Wong on September 25, 2012 at 18:47 — No Comments

Information request: showman Harry Addison

An enquirer is seeking information about the 'Greatest collection of photos of Novelties and Freaks' which was collected and exhibited by Showman Harry Addison between 1872-1912. Half of this collection was bought by showman Tom Norman and the other half was purchased and put on permanent exhibition in the windows of the Marquis of Granby public House, Shaftesbury Avenue,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:21 — No Comments

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

The Art Newspaper carries an interview with the curators of the National Gallery's upcoming exhibition Seduced by Art. The piece also gives a wider perspective on how photography has been collected in Britain over recent years. The short extract below gives a flavour of the piece: 

Most strikingly, the National Gallery holds its first photography…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:11 — No Comments

Exhibition: Collective Observations: Folklore & Photography from Benjamin Stone to Flickr

Since 1897, when Sir Benjamin Stone established the National Photographic Record Association (NPRA), photographers have had a fascination with the rites and rituals of Britain. Photography and folklore practice have a complimentary relationship – the medium of photography captures the ephemeral moment. Despite existing in the here and now, both photography and folklore are…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:05 — No Comments

Exhibition: Illuminated World - A unique exploration of early photography from an extraordinary local man

Bexley Heritage Trust unveils Illuminated World exhibition at Hall Place. A unique exploration of early photography from an extraordinary local man Hall Place, situated in Bexley, a Tudor mansion set in magnificent sixty five hectares of gardens, is this autumn welcoming a unique photography exhibition; Illuminated World.

Opening October 6, it showcases local man,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:01 — No Comments

Exhibition: Man Ray Portraits

A major photographic exhibition, Man Ray Portraits, opens at the National Portrait Gallery on 7 February 2013. Devoted to one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation, the exhibition will include over 150 vintage prints from Man Ray’s career taken between 1916 and 1968. Drawn from private collections and major museums…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Who do you think you are? Alex Kingston and photography (UPDATED)

Actress Alex Kingston knows that her great-grandfather, William Keevil, died during the First World War, leaving behind a wife and young family - including Alex's then 4-year-old grandmother. Alex sets out to investigate exactly what happened to William, and discovers how his pre-war career as a photographer put him in an unusual position.

Alex has also heard rumours…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 18:54 — No Comments

Reference Works: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project

In conversation with Andrew Lacon, Stuart Whipps, Pete James.  Pete James, Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library talks to Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps about the work they are making for REFERENCE WORKS: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project.

The project, Birmingham’s largest photography commission, sees four photographers and four…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 10:38 — No Comments

Lecture: The magic lantern and science

The Scientific Instrument Society is pleased to announce that the Society's twentieth Medal Lecture will be delivered by Dr Willem Hackmann, who will speak on Spectacular Science through the Magic Lantern on 23 November at 6pm, at the Society of Antiquaries, London.

The lecture is free and open to the general public, with no booking required. Doors open…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 10:05 — No Comments

Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme

Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in Jersey, Channel Islands promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments

Exhibition: Mastering the Lens: Before and After Cartier-Bresson in Pondicherry

This new exhibition of images, organised by Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, tries to recreate the history of photography in this former French colony of Pondicherry from the late 19th to 20th century. It includes an 1860 photo by French photographer, Charles Molne.

Details can be found …


Added by Michael Wong on September 19, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments

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