Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Born in 1832 in Le Havre, France, to American parents, the photographer John Beasley Greene was a student of the noted photographer Gustave Le Gray in Paris, who, as author and historian Eugenia Parry writes, was “a magician of change who inspired and shaped the genius of John Beasley Greene.” Greene’s unusual still lives made on a rooftop in Paris, probably during his…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:46 — No Comments
The RAI Photographic Committee invites you to attend the first salon, a convivial and informal evening of conversation and drinks exploring the relationship between anthropology and photography, aimed at graduate students and early career researchers.
Every participant will have the opportunity to talk about their work for no more than five minutes. If you are…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:39 — No Comments
From October 2016 London's National Portrait Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary photography collection. The display will feature works by internationally renowned makers such as Edward Weston and Frederick Evans alongside photographs from the archives of Cecil Beaton and Madame Yevonde.
Included will be some of the…Continue
The Photographic Chemistry course was initiated by FAIC in 2015, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This series explores key elements of photographic chemistry that are essential to understanding the nature of silver-based analog photographs, their creation, and their deterioration mechanisms. These topics are…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:18 — No Comments
Throughout its early history, photography's authenticity was contested and challenged: how true a representation of reality can a photograph provide? Does the reproduction of a photograph affect its value as authentic or not? From a Photograph examines these questions in the light of the early scientific periodical press, exploring how the perceived…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments
An exhibition of 80 light boxes in 65 windows throughout Lewes, 1916: Lewes Remembers will show work from the years of the First World War by Benjamin Reeves, grandfather of the present Reeves photographic studio owner Tom Reeves.
This will include individual and group portraits of soldiers and their families, as well as civilian life during the war, and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 24, 2016 at 6:52 — No Comments
Howlett tragically died just one year later at the age of 27 and was not buried in London but in a quiet corner of Norfolk at his father's church of St Peter and St Paul,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2016 at 18:15 — No Comments
The Wellcome Collection has produced a short film looking the relationship between Julia Margaret Cameron and Sir John Herschel using materials from its collection.
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2016 at 18:06 — No Comments
We are looking for somebody who can take responsibility for the successful delivery of the [James] Fenton Collection Project. With the support of volunteers, this project aims to catalogue a significant photographic collection of 4,500 items, consisting of photographs, cameras, pre-cinema object and printed materials. All of this will be carried out…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2016 at 20:51 — No Comments
The post-holder will be responsible for identifying and making accessible a largely unknown part of the Royal Collection's photograph collection. With the guidance of curatorial colleagues and the Picture Library team, the postholder is responsible for creating, editing and enhancing online records for selected groups of twentieth century photographs by significant…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2016 at 6:30 — No Comments
I am currently researching the last photograph in this album - William Blackmore and Red Cloud, taken by Alexander Gardner in 1872.
I stumbled across this site and a very interesting blog from 2014 in which Kevin J McCann was researching an aspect of the William Blackmore Collection and both Paula Richardson Fleming and Antony Hamber contributed.
I am hoping that they might be able to answer some questions I have. I am awaiting the arrival of Antony Hamber's biography of…Continue
Monday 24 October, 6:00-7:30pm
Tim Satterthwaite (Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton)
Spiritualising the machine: the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 19:44 — No Comments
Robert Shanebrook writes...In 2010, I published a 94-page book Making Kodak Film. The book provided a high level view of the technology used to provide silver halide films. The positive response encouraged me to write a second edition with much more in-depth coverage of the subject. To gather information, I consulted over 100 photographic film experts. This…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments
Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph (18 November, 2016 – 5 February, 2017. Free entry) features more than 200 images and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 18:22 — No Comments
The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a group of portraits of leading British cultural figures photographed in the 1990s - including Daniel Day-Lewis, Damon Albarn, Alan Bennett, Tilda Swinton, Bob Geldof and Salman Rushdie.
They have been saved from destruction after being rescued from a condemned warehouse in King's Cross. The important body of portraits from…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments
The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. The Gallery attracts over 2 million visits a year and is among London’s most popular attractions, it reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 17:51 — No Comments
Artist Lala Meredith Vula will speak about her exhibition Flowers of Earth and Blood and about her journey in photography documenting important political and social events. The audience are invited to view the exhibition in the Alison Richard…Continue
Added by Kelley Wilder on October 14, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
The 2016 Daguerreian Society auction is available on both the Daguerreian Society web site and on LiveAuctioneers. It is the first annual fully online auction and offers a spectacular collection of offerings thanks to Greg French, Tim Lindholm and the Auction Committee team.
Please register and follow the auction, mark your favorites and feel free to bid...…Continue
Added by Jeremy on October 13, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments
This seminar will offer a talk about – and in the guise of – the South Kensington Museum, which was the original home of what was later split into the V&A Museum and the Science Museum. It was created by the government's Department of Science and Art, which was run by Henry Cole, the South Kensington Museum's founding director and the prime mover behind the Great…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2016 at 9:54 — No Comments