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September 2022 Blog Posts (20)

Early studio online resource moves

Robert Pols’ Early Photographic Studios website, that is a directory of the photographers of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk between 1840 and 1916, has now moved to…

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Added by Paul Godfrey on September 29, 2022 at 15:00 — No Comments

cfp: symposium Photography and Memory / deadline 15 October 2022

To be held at Edinburgh Napier University School of Arts and Creative Industries in collaboration with the City Art Centre Edinburgh and The Glasgow School of Art The symposium will take place in Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2022 at 12:03 — No Comments

NS+MM Bradford appoints Sound+Vision gallery designers

Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum has appointed Agents of Change (AOC) to design two new galleries for its Sound and Vision project. AOC will work with the museum’s project team to conceptualise and design the two new galleries, which are hoped to showcase key objects and stories from the museum’s collections of photography, film, television,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments

Events: Le Prince and forensic photography / October 2022

The RPS Historical Group has a number events both live and online coming up which may be of interest to BPH readers: 

  • 4 October. The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group, in collaboration with Sheffield Museums Trust and Museum Friends, is delighted to invite you to Meet the Author.  Did you know that the first moving…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments

Early photographer Annie Brassey commemorated in Hastings exhibition

Annie Brassey (1839-1887) was a travel writer and collector. Many of the objects that she collected on her travels around the world in the 1870s and 1880s form part of the World Cultures collection here at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. These were donated to Hastings in 1919 along with the Durbar Hall itself, which she had purchased from the Colonial and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2022 at 10:48 — No Comments

Publication: Newbury through the Stereoscope

My new photo history book "Newbury through the Stereoscope" tells the story of the photographers who photographed my hometown of Newbury in 3D between about 1860 and 1905.  From the earliest commercial photographer to a Primitive Methodist minister who was an avid amateur.



The book is a now and then style book which uses 3D anaglyphs to enable 3D…

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Added by Ian Wallace on September 22, 2022 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship / proposals by 1 November 2022

The Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship is hosted by Durham University and is awarded to early career (post-doctoral) or established scholars. The Mohamed Ali Foundation is a UK charity whose aims include advancing the education of the public in the history of the Islamic World, of Egypt and of the Mohamed Ali Family in particular, especially the period of the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2022 at 21:20 — No Comments

cfp: Archival Absences An Incomplete History of Photography / deadline 20 October 2022

For the second time, the Bibliotheca Hertziana, the Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome, and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, invite emerging doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, working in the interdisciplinary field of theory and history of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2022 at 12:17 — No Comments

Exhibition: An alternative history of photography / London, from 7 October 2022

The Photographers’ Gallery presents An Alternative History of Photography: Works from the Solander Collection, a bold new perspective on the history of photography, which will go on display from 7 October 2022 - 19 February 2023. 

As it is conventionally told, the history of photography is a chain of relationships connecting one…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2022 at 10:30 — No Comments

Appointment: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology, Bradford

Ruth Quinn is the new Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. The role was advertised earlier in the year. The new NS+MM post holders…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2022 at 10:30 — No Comments

Appointment: Curator, Photography / St Andrews

Laura Brown has been appointed as Curator, Photography at St Andrews. The role was advertised in the summer and she succeeds Rachel Nordstrom. Laura is an experienced culture and heritage professional working…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 19, 2022 at 10:00 — No Comments

Applications Now Open for Research Fellowships in Photography at the Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, home of the Gernsheim Collection, is accepting applications for its 2023–2024 research fellowship program. The application deadline is November 14, 2022, 5 p.m. CST. More than 60 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature,…

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Added by Jessica S. McDonald on September 16, 2022 at 17:30 — No Comments

Swan's Stereoscopic Treasury

I am trying to find some information and a very special stereoscope called the Clairvoyant and enclosed in a box named the Swan's Stereoscopic Treasury. Any help is welcome. Thank you

Added by J. Charles Chapuis on September 12, 2022 at 19:30 — 6 Comments

Job: Associate Lecturer in History of Photography / closes 11 September 2022

Birkbeck has an opportunity for an Associate Lecturer in the History of Photography to teach on the following module/s:

  • You will be contributing sessions on photography on team-taught level 4 modules ‘Survey’ and ‘Materials and Process’
  • You will be contributing sessions on photography on team-taught level 5 modules ‘Art and Society in…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 10, 2022 at 19:00 — No Comments

Peter E Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936 - 2003) had a keen interest in the photography of the American West, California, and Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in photography worldwide. He published over 60 books and 340 articles and was a strong proponent of the concept of the…

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Added by Rebekah Burgess on September 6, 2022 at 16:00 — No Comments

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4: Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates

Jerwood Arts and Photoworks are delighted to announce two major forthcoming commissions by Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates, the awardees of the latest edition of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.  The exhibition takes place at the Jerwood Space, from 23 September until 10 December 2022.…

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Added by Nicola Jeffs on September 6, 2022 at 14:00 — No Comments

Feedback received: Causes of Degradation of Photographic Materials,

We are really appreciating the feedback and compliments we are receiving for those who have signed up for our online course, Causes of Degradation of Photographic Materials, please be assured we will endeavour to respond to each one. In the interim if you haven’t already done so please sign up for our Newsletter    …

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Added by Ian L Moor on September 2, 2022 at 15:30 — No Comments

The Memorial Studio Project / Hastings, October 2022.

This October, a Victorian daylight photographic portrait studio in Hastings forgotten for over a hundred years, will re-open for one month only. Visitors will be invited to sit for portraits or to make selfies. Pets and props welcome.

The Memorial Studio is a rare survival. More than a thousand photographic portrait studios were established in…

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Added by Alexander Brattell on September 2, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments

Tomáš Dvořák visiting scholar and Sloan Fellow

Photography scholar Tomáš Dvořák will be Visiting Fellow at Trinity while he takes up the role of Sloan Fellow of Photography at the Bodleian Library. The Sloan Fellowship supports a research visit by a scholar in the history of photography.

Tomáš Dvořák is an assistant professor in the Department of Photography at FAMU in Prague…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2022 at 21:06 — No Comments

Auction: Charles George Hood Kinnear album / Edinburgh, 28 September 2022

Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull is offering a newly discovered album of salt prints from calotype negatives, c.1846-8 containing 117 photographic salt prints from calotype negatives. The album and associated material has come via a family descendent of Kinnear. 

C G H Kinnear (1830-1894) was a founder member of the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 1, 2022 at 19:30 — No Comments

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