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October 2021 Blog Posts (37)

Publication: Opening up the magic box / free

This new publication has been published by Bristol Ideas as part of Bristol Film 2021. It consists of specially commissioned essays written by people from across the city or with specialist knowledge of cinema, including William Friese-Greene. It is available to collect from venues across the city including the Royal Photographic Society, Watershed and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 11:31 — 2 Comments

Job: Curator, Digital Art / closes 8 November 2021

The V&A London is seeking a Curator, Digital Art. This is one of nine Curator posts that sit in the Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Department. The post holder will take responsibility for the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of a part of V&A’s Collection, in this case, digital art. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 11:24 — No Comments

Job: Curatorial Programme Manager / closes 22 November 2021

Impressions Gallery are seeking to appoint a Curatorial Programme Manager to work as part of our small and dedicated team. The person will manage our programme of innovative, thought-provoking photographic exhibitions, commissions, touring and other projects that realise the gallery’s artistic vision, and its commitment to diverse, and often marginalised,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 11:19 — No Comments

History: John French and the London Photo Fair discussed in The Classic

The Classic magazine has recently published two features of interest to British photography. The London Photograph Fair - 40 Years On looks at this pioneering fair which will mark its fortieth anniversary in 2022. Its first outing was on Sunday 12 September 1982, and it was held at The Photographers’ Gallery in Newport Street, just off…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

Online event: Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D / 10 November 2021

Peering into a small, magical box an eager new audience in the 1850s was transported into another dimension. Stereoscopic 3D images allowed them to experience the wonders of the world without ever leaving their fireside, see the heroes of the day in realistic detail, enjoy sentimental scenes or watch the construction of Brunel’s…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:58 — No Comments

Events: PCN collection and archive events / Autumn 2021

The Photographic Collections Network has announced a series of events relevant to collections and archives of photography. These range from copyright to environmental sustainability. Details are below.  The PCN is working on a collaborative research project with The Photography and the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments

Auction: Eric Hosking collection / 24 November 2021

The auction catalogue for the sale of 251 lots of books, watercolours and photographic equipment from the estate of Eric Hosking is now available on the Tennants website. 

Eric Hosking OBE Hon. FRPS FBIPP (1909-1991) is a name which will require little introduction for ornithology enthusiasts. The first professional bird photographer, he…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments

Live panel: The Photography of Nancy Sheung / Oxford: 10 November 2021

In this special event, which accompanies the exhibition Line and Texture: the photography of Nancy Sheung, currently on show at St Hugh’s College as part of the Photo Oxford Festival, and featured…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:23 — No Comments

Online talk: The World's Edge | Thomas Joshua Cooper in conversation / 1 November 2021

The National galleries Scotland will be showing a specially recorded conversation between internationally acclaimed photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper and Chief Curator of Photography, Anne Lyden. They will discuss the making and ideas behind his…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:16 — 1 Comment

Resource: 1922 Census released on 6 January 2022

The National Archives at Kew has announced the release of the 1922 Census for England and Wales on 6 January 2022. Preparing the 1921 Census for online publication is the largest project ever completed by The National Archives and Findmypast, consisting of more than 30,000 bound volumes of original documents, stored on 1.6 linear kilometres of shelving. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 10:11 — No Comments

NS+MM Sound and Vision galleries development starts

The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford new Sound and Vision galleries development is underway .A tender has been issued for to the value of £430,000 by the Science Museum Group for a team to develop the gallery designs for Sound and Vision. The design team must include the lead spatial designer, graphic designer and lighting designer,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 9:58 — No Comments

Searching for Kuner of Bristol lantern slides

The Reece Winstone Archive is searching for 400 lantern slides taken by Kuner of Bristol, which formed the basis of lectures he gave throughout the west, on historic and natural subjects, as far away as Cornwall, the Rivers Wye, Somerset Chew etc.- he was a keen cyclist and one-time secretary of Bristol Photographic Society. 

The slides were of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2021 at 9:43 — No Comments

Photographs of the evictions on the Vandeleur estate, Kilrush, IR, July 1888

I am looking for widely distributed photographs taken at the evictions on the Vandeleur estate, Kilrush, IR.  Some 50 photographs were taken before, during and in the aftermath of these evictions.  It was the most photographed of the Victorian era Irish evictions.  Photographs were widely distributed, by witnesses present at the evictions, and those who came to Kilrush in the aftermath. The witnesses included 5 Americans and 6-8 English and Scottish individuals.  The number who visited…


Added by Edward J. O'Shaughnessy on October 26, 2021 at 18:03 — 1 Comment

Doctoral thesis at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP Arles)

I would like to announce my PhD thesis for those who are interested: MÄNK’ÁČEN : Photographic Mechanics, Mysticism and Superstition among South American first Nations.

Abstract: Toumayacha Alakana : this popular expression lays at the root of my research. It means “to look with a veiled head”. It is how the…

Added by Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo on October 19, 2021 at 5:00 — No Comments

Tate Modern photography curator Yasufumi Nakamori, in conversation

Photomonitor, the online photography platform, carries an interview with Tate Modern's Senior Curator International Art (Photography) Yasufumi Nakamori. He discusses Japanese photography and Tate Modern's strategy representing photography in its programmes. He was interviewed by Romina Provenzi. …


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 21:55 — No Comments

Funding: Bodleian Visiting Fellowships 2022-23

Applications are open for Bodleian Visiting Fellowships which support scholars in any field of study and from anywhere in the world to undertake research in the Bodleian's special collections. Of particular interest to BPH is the Sloan Fellowship in Photography which supports a research visit by a scholar in the history of photography. In…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 20:09 — No Comments

£100,000 grant for history of photography by children study

Dr Annebella Pollen has been awarded a £100,000 Philip Leverhulme Prize, which she will use to fund a new study into the history of photography by children from 1900. As a personal award rather than a research grant, the prize money can be used for any research purpose. Thirty prizes are awarded annually, to a changing group of six subject areas each…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 18, 2021 at 19:58 — No Comments

Home sought for Industrial Photography Collection

I wonder whether any members can offer advice on finding a home for an archive of industrial photography? This collection relates to one major assignment undertaken in 1993/4 by noted industrial photographer, the late Donald D. Fraser FBIPP FRPS and myself Clive Friend FBIPP. We worked as two teams across the UK, Europe and North America illustrating the substantial range of industrial premises owned by the Caradon Group. The purpose was to produce a corporate book for the Caradon Group of…


Added by Clive Friend on October 17, 2021 at 16:40 — 5 Comments

Film: Under Newbon Stars - opening up a lost archive

Under Newborn Stars tells the story of photographer Maja Blumenfeld - From her upbringing in Berlin to her escaping Nazi Germany and resettling in New Zealand. The film provides insight into her journey, her view on photography and the importance of objects connected to people and significant moments in her life.

Photographer Maja Blumenfeld’s…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2021 at 15:42 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fabric of Photography / Oxford, 15 October-13 November 2021

Twelve experimental photographic artists exhibit their work in Oxford as part of Photo Oxford Festival opening in the Main Gallery, The Old Fire Station, central Oxford, from the 15 October-13 November. Each artist focuses on materiality within their practice. They are inspired by historical processes invented in the 19th Century, and work with the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2021 at 11:35 — No Comments

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