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October 2012 Blog Posts (36)

Scottish National Photography Centre

David Bruce writing in the Scottish Society for the History of Photography's (SSHoP) newsletter SSHoP Talk reports that the ambition of building a dedicated centre for Scottish photography at the former Royal High School on the Calton Hill in Edinburgh was not likely to be realised and the vehicle to do it, Hill Adamson Ltd, has been wound up.

The project…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Events: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

The National Gallery has a number of events around its Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present exhibition which runs from 31 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.

  • 27 October there is a colloquium in the exhibition space in the Sainsbury Wing on Level -2. Numbers are very limited and by invitation only.    
  • 1…

Added by Michael Pritchard on October 15, 2012 at 4:30 — No Comments

William England: article in “Stereo World” magazine

I have attached an article on William England I wrote for the current issue of “Stereo World” magazine. Please have a look at it –  maybe you can help answer some questions.

Article reproduced by kind permission of

Thanks and best regards



Added by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch on October 14, 2012 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Symposium: Expanded Photographies: Technology, Perception, Representation

Expanded Photographies is a two-day symposium exploring ideas of photographic technology, notions of 'expanded' practice and rethinking photography within this context. It takes place on 25-26 October at Southampton Solent University. Amongst the speakers is Charlotte Cotton. See:

Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2012 at 3:57 — No Comments

Event: Joan Fontcuberta Photography in Crisis

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR), University of Wales, Newport are pleased to announce a series of free lectures reflecting on photography and the Museum. To launch the series, leading Spanish artist Joan Fontcuberta, reflects on his edited anthology ‘Photography - Crisis in History’ of 2002 on 17 October 2012.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2012 at 3:46 — No Comments

HoP Research Seminar: An Axis Between Old and New: Exhibiting Photography at the National Gallery

Photography is an art form of modern times, but it also arises from artistic traditions that long predate its advent. The new National Gallery exhibition, Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, is a three-way project which argues that historical art was an engine for early photographic invention, and that both those precedents inspire…


Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 10:20 — 1 Comment

Catalogue: The circle of photographers Gustave Le Gray (1850-1860)

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Modernism and Modernity - The circle of photographers Gustave Le Gray (1850-1860) - details of which can be found here.

The photograph was…


Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

Book: Photographers - pre-launch price

Photographers celebrates the truly innovative men and women behind the camera; trailblazers in their field, who captured and immortalised our world.

This definitive edition shows rarely seen photographs of some of twentieth-century photography’s greatest names. From Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee, to David Bailey…


Added by Michael Wong on October 11, 2012 at 6:43 — No Comments

Media Space: Gala opening set for June 2013

Media Space's Gala Opening has been put back to June - on a day yet to be confirmed - according to information published by the Science Museum for its Patrons. The brochure notes: 

Media Space gala opening

Date to be confirmed

Join us for the gala opening of our new flagship gallery. Using the unrivalled collections of the National…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fred Bremner’s Vision of India

In 1889, upon returning from a trip home and after finishing his term working for his brother-in-law in Lucknow, Bremner set up on his own in Karachi. Over the years he based himself in studios from Karachi to Lahore during the winter, moving to mountainous towns such as Simla during the stifling summers.

Like many commercial photographers in India he relied on…


Added by Michael Wong on October 6, 2012 at 19:12 — No Comments

2012 DGPh Research Award for the History of Photography

Since 1978 the History and Archives department of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) has given an award that recognises scientific research into the history and theory of photography. A call for the 2012 award has been made.  

The Erich Stenger Award was initially aimed exclusively at published books, it was transformed into an advancement award in…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 5, 2012 at 12:50 — No Comments

Trivial: What's the connection between Brent Cross Shopping Centre and photography?

Did you know that the ground where Brent Cross Shopping Centre (in London NW4) is currently situated was once the chemical works site of Johnsons of Hendon?

Johnsons of Hendon Limited began with a goldsmith named Richard Wright with a business in 1743 in Maiden Lane in the City. John Johnson took over the business and was the first…


Added by Michael Wong on October 3, 2012 at 22:35 — No Comments

DCMS releases Media Museum historic visitor numbers

DCMS has released visitor numbers broken down by month for various UK museums for financial years from 2004/5 to 2011/12. BPH has published these in the past.  These have been put together in an accessible form and are available here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 3, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Call for papers: Workers and Consumers: The Photographic Industry 1860-1950 (UPDATED)

The history of photography has largely been dominated by concerns about aesthetic production and its political framings. Such ‘art historical’ approaches have marginalised the study of the economic base of the medium manifested through a developing photographic industry, its related trades and its mass consumers.  Work is now emerging in this field, scattered across a number…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 9:25 — No Comments

Exhibition: Black Star Collection - Iconic photojournalism

The Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 black and white photographs is one of the world’s most significant collections of photojournalism. Tracing the social and political history of the 20th century, the iconic images were gifted to Ryerson University by an anonymous donor. The Black Star Collection now makes its home at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), Toronto's…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 — No Comments

Toronto: Ryerson Imaging Centre opens

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), a new public gallery in the heart of the city, has opened heralding the transformation of Gould Street into a public cultural destination and a pedestrian-friendly environment, complete with the Ryerson Image Centre art gallery, adjacent park with pond and rock garden, Balzac's café, outdoor patio, trees, and a car-free street.

The RIC…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 2, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

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