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Does anyone have access to that veritable Bible of Photography, the Encyclopaedia of Photographic and Photomechanical Processes, by Luis Nadeau ?
Or more to the point, does anyone have a copy that they are prepared to lend, hire or sell to me ?
atvb Stan Newton.
Added by Vwodeck Stanley Newton on December 30, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments
To celebrate his pioneering 3D photography exhibition, A Village Lost and Found, Brian May will be visiting the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol. Don't miss this chance to meet the artist and have your copy of the accompanying book signed by the man himself. (Including all your Queen CDs, vinyl, DVDs,…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 29, 2011 at 22:50 — No Comments
The West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres will be organising a series of events for their Photography Month in January which will include talks on one of the most extensive collection of Scottish road transport images in private hands, the Clyde Shipyard Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith, as well as an introduction to 19th century…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 29, 2011 at 22:40 — No Comments
De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre's free seminar programme for Spring 2012 has been announced:
RESEARCH SEMINARS IN CULTURES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tuesdays 4 – 6pm
Edith Murphy Building 5.15
De Montfort University, Leicester
Simon Fleury (Victoria and Albert Museum)
‘Positive Negative: a work in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 29, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
A previously unknown cache of of photographs showing the construction of London's Tower Bridge in 1892 has been discovered the Mail online reports. The unique pictures, dating back to 1892, document the construction the iconic bridge, which at the time was a landmark feat of engineering nicknamed ‘The Wonder Bridge’.
The discarded pictures, which were…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 25, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments
Janet Mary Burnett Brown the great, great, granddaughter of William Henry Fox Talbot and the last of the Talbot family to live at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, Talbot's home died peacefully on Wednesday 14th December 2011, aged 84. The funeral service will take place at St Cyriac's, Lacock on Thursday 29 December at 2.30pm. No flowers but donations to St Cyriac's Church, Lacock PCC.
The Times newspaper carried a death notice on 21 December.
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 23, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
Entitled “Delhi: Early Photography in the Capital”, it showcases photographs captured by local, State and European photographers, including Bourne, Shepherd & Vernon and Co. who travelled to the…Continue
The UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper made the British Photographic History blog one of its photography websites for the week of 17 October 2011. Click here to see more. BPH is not a commercial site and relies on its contributors to make it a success. Thank you to everyone who is signed up or posted material over the past year.
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 21, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
A collection of explicit mid-19th century daguerreotypes — among the first known nude photographs — sold for well above their estimates, with prices of up to 24,000 euros, at a major auction of erotica in Paris yesterday. According to the auction house, E.E.E. Leroy, the works collected from around the world are a testament to the universal and timeless…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 20, 2011 at 22:32 — No Comments
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks a creative, dynamic, and experienced Assistant/Associate Curator in the Department of Photography and New Media. Reporting to the Department Head, the curator is responsible for the care, research, exhibition, and study of over 11,500 photographs and media works in the collection. The curator will also have the unique…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 20, 2011 at 22:29 — No Comments
A hundred and twenty years after G. Eastman launched his Kodak box camera with the slogan ‘You press the button we do the rest’, the sweeping developments in the areas of mobile-phone technology and the Internet have revolutionized amateur image making anew. In this digital universe the means of production, (micro)publishing and displaying of photographs…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2011 at 15:23 — No Comments
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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland which holds millions of images, many dating from the 1800s, have put a call out to the public on Twitter to find out your views on when and why we started smiling in photographs.
Did improved technology and shorter exposure times allow for…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 17, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
RAYNER, H. (with additonal notes by C. Worswick), Views in Kulu & Spiti Frith's Photo-Pictures - India series, Bath 2011. Soft cover[oblong] 21 x 30 cm. XVII & 48pages 45 photographs. ISBN 9781904289777.
" This book contains the entire Francis Frith & Co. 'Universal Series' of photographs of Kulu and Spiti that were made during late 1869 or early…Continue
Added by Peter van de Kamp on December 16, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
The Guardian blog noting Colin Philpott's departure from the National Media Museum in April also quotes the British Journal Photography's freedom of information request: of a draft budget of £4 million, only £405,835 had so far been spent.
Added by Michael Pritchard on December 15, 2011 at 12:35 — No Comments
Colin Philpott is to step down as Director of the National Media Museum in the Spring. He has decided he wants the opportunity to pursue long term and creative projects beyond the National Media Museum which include the publication of a book in Autumn next year.
Colin has been Director of the National Media Museum since 2004. During this time a number of major…Continue
Next year, or 7th February to be precise, will be Dickens's bicentenary, and he will be celebrated in a big way in the UK - in print, on screen, on stage, in street festivals and also in exhibitions. One of them, Dickens and London, which opened at the Museum of…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 12, 2011 at 18:12 — No Comments
The Great Exhibition 2012 will capture the true Spirit of Great Britain. With its origins based in the original 1851 Great Exhibition and the Festival of Britain 1951, it highlights and celebrates all that is “Great” about this country.
In 1851 we competed against the world in the exhibition of all…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 11, 2011 at 22:21 — No Comments
The Russian Museum has joined forces with the city’s History of Photography Museum as well as a number of archives and libraries in both St. Petersburg and Moscow to create a journey through the past 150 years, as documented by the country’s most talented photographers.
This new exhibit explores the history of photography as…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on December 6, 2011 at 11:57 — No Comments
For those of you who might have missed the newsletter: E-Photo Newsletter Issue 185 11/4/2011
Fall auction coverage in New York, photo book reviews and more.
Added by Alex Novak on December 3, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments