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September 2020 Blog Posts (23)

Information regarding  Isabela Jedrzejczyk and the 'Jungle Portraits'

I am looking to contact or at least discover more about the photographer, Isabela Jedrzejczyk, who has exhibited at the Side Gallery in 1980. I am particularly interested in her series of photographs known as 'the Jungle Portraits', named after a pub called the Northumberland Arms, aka The Jungle, in North Shields photographed in 1979 as part of a Side Gallery commission. 

I believe Isabela may be lecturing now but have little more information generally…


Added by Alex Schneideman on September 28, 2020 at 10:54 — 6 Comments

Lacock Abbey has slavery link

The National Trust has released an Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including Links with Historic Slavery which surveys its properties and highlights links between the property, past owners and slavery and colonialism.  Lacock Abbey, one of photography's most…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2020 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

In conversation: LaToya Ruby Frazier with Renée Mussai & Daniel Morgan with Karen Redrobe

Discover the work of the 2020 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards winners in two live-streamed conversations. The Foundation is delighted to present this very special event in collaboration with …


Added by Alex Anthony on September 26, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

Book Launches: Wendy Ewald & Noni Stacey / 29 October 2020

We are pleased to be hosting the joint book launches of Wendy Ewald's acclaimed Portraits and Dreams and Noni Stacey's highly anticipated Photography of Protest and Community.

When Wendy Ewald arrived in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in 1975, she began a project that aimed to reveal the lives, intimate…


Added by Street Level Photoworks on September 21, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

Publication: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process

Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process describes the mechanisms and chemistry of platinum/palladium printing in safe and practical ways. Clearly presented formulae allow the printer to work with platinum, palladium, or varying combinations of both. The printed-out image…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2020 at 10:17 — No Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2020 - winners announced

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the two winners of its annual Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. Chicago-based artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has won the Photography Book Award for her eponymous book LaToya Ruby Frazier (Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg), which brings together three photographic series that comment on racial…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Auction: Iain Macmillan's Hasselblad camera / 13 October 2020

The Hasselblad camera used by Iain Macmillan (1938-2006) to photograph The Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album cover is being offered for auction by Bonhams on 13 October 2020. The Hasseblad 500C camera comes with its Zeiss Planar 80mm /2.8 lens and the viewfinder screen is still marked up with lines outlining the Abbey Road crossing.

Accompanying the lot…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Publication: How Change Happens: Photography, Education and Society

There was a paradigm shift in the way photography was taught in Britain in the 1960/70s. In How Change Happens: Photography Education and Society May McWilliams uses four colleges - Derby College/Trent Poly, Newport College, London College of Printing, Regent Street Polytechnic -  as case studies to illustrate the change. Oral history accounts…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Fotografiska London is no more...for now

Fotografiska London, the Museum of Photography, which was originally due to open in 2018 has been cancelled as the investment group behind it, Fotografiska…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 17, 2020 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.

New research based on a view of 'Roslyn Chapel --- The Apprentice's Pillar' confirms Mr Wilson introduced CDV views before late 1868. The printed caption appears on the recto and the seller's label, 'William Smith, 43 Lord Street, Liverpool' on the verso.

In 1862, the British Journal of Photography suggested to readers, they buy from Mr. Smith at 43 Lord street cartes of American personalities, published by Anthony of NYC, to support a Lancashire charity. Gore's Liverpool…


Added by Edward McCann on September 16, 2020 at 17:00 — 22 Comments

Passenger Pigeon Manifesto - a call to liberate cultural heritage

Passenger Pigeon Manifesto...A call to public galleries, libraries, archives, and museums to liberate our cultural heritage. Illustrated with the cautionary tales of extinct species and our lack of access to what remains of them.…


Added by Adam Harangozó on September 15, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

A 3,000 camera collection in Fife

Some of you might have seen this on the BBC News site; if you want to know more, there's information on the trust and St Monan's photographic roots here…


Added by Anne Strathie on September 14, 2020 at 20:00 — No Comments

Pop-up exhibition: Byker, UK comes to Madison Avenue, NY

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's Spacehopper hit Manhattan's Upper East Side last week as part of Madison Avenue Welcome Back Saturdays. This large window display and exhibition inside will be up through the end of the month. To all those in or passing through New York, we hope you have the chance to see it!…


Added by L. Parker Stephenson on September 14, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

Online conference: Let Us Now Praise Famous Women / 24 October 2020

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: Discovering the work of Female Photographers is an online conference being held on 24 October as part of Photo Oxford. It will explore the critical work of women writing about, collecting, and curating photography by women.

Key questions include how women’s voices are heard in the history and criticism of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2020 at 8:52 — 2 Comments

Auction: Snowdon - A life in art and objects / 4-24 September 2020

Although he would come to be best known as a member of the British royal family, Lord Snowdon was first, foremost and to the end, a photographer. A selection of his prints and other personal possessions are offered in a Christie's auction:  Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects running online from 4-24 September. 



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2020 at 8:45 — No Comments

Found photographs from 70 year old Perutz film

Found in a Leica FILCA cassette, these photographs taken in Switzerland and Northern Italy in the early 1950s and developed in Dublin in 2020.

There are a lot of discussions and technical considerations in this article. The object is to trace the families of the people in the photographs and to unite them with the images. Any suggestions about how to…


Added by William Fagan on September 12, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

Roger Watson to retire from Lacock's Fox Talbot Museum

Roger Watson, curator of the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, is to retire at the end of this month. In a Facebook post to friends he said: 'After 20 years at the Fox Talbot Museum it seems the right time to go. I leave with so many great memories. This has been the most significant portion of my career and I’ve enjoyed it so much. The best memories were my talks…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 8, 2020 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

Glasgow's Street Level Photoworks gallery re-opening

We are pleased to announce that the gallery will be re-opening to the public on Thursday 10th September, with our Oscar Marzaroli exhibition extended to 20th December 2020.



Added by Street Level Photoworks on September 7, 2020 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum re-open

The National Trust has re-opened Lacock Abbey grounds and the adjacent Fox Talbot Museum. Admission is by pre-booked timed ticket. The Abbey rooms remain closed.

Admission is £10 and at the time of writing there are slots available at half-hourly intervals until 13 September. Tickets are released weekly each Friday and must be booked by 1500 on the day…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2020 at 14:33 — No Comments

Capt Sir Tom Moore, Keighley and photography

One of the more heart-warming stories coming out of the UK's COVID-19 lockdown was the fund-raising garden walk of centenarian Tom Moore, who raised over £30 million and was knighted for his efforts. There is a photography angle to this and the following text from the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 6, 2020 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

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