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cfp: Material Practices of Visual History / 18-19 June 2018

This conference addresses the rich relationship between photography and visual history at the intersection of material practices. Recent focus on materiality and material culture of photographs and films by such authors as Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Morton, Gregg Mittman, Paula Amad, Jennifer Tucker, Joan Schwartz,…

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Job: Project Cataloguer Royal Photographic Society Collection

As the V&A prepares to make the RPS Collection accessible through the V&A study rooms and collections website, we have an exciting opportunity for a cataloguer for the collection. This fixed term position will run until end of March 2018 in the first instance to prepare documentation. The project will…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 17, 2017 at 6:32 — 3 Comments

Blog: North American Photographic History

Tim Greyhavens has launched North American Photographic History, modelled on BPH as 'a place where students, academics, scholars, and independent researchers of the history of photography in North America can connect with each other. Here you can reach out to others with your photographic news, announcements, commentaries, inquiries, job notices, and anything else you feel may be of interest to the broader photographic history…

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Award: 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

BPH is particularly pleased to see that Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Photography Catalogue of the Year  is New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century by Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom (Rijiksmuseum/2017). The BPH review of the exhibition was enthusiastic about both the exhibition…

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Conference: Sound and vision in science museums / 23-24 November

The National Science and Media Museum is the host of the 2017 Science Museum Group Research Conference, exploring the theme of sound and vision in science museums.

To mark the rebranding and renaming of the National Science and Media Museum, this year’s conference will explore…

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Display: Into the Woods: Trees in Photography / from 18 November, V&A (UPDATED)

This autumn, the V&A will explore how trees have been a source of inspiration to photographers all over the world, from the earliest practitioners to the present day. This display features photographs by celebrated artists such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Steiglitz and Agnes Warburg who consistently responded…

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Exhibition: Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins / from 28 February 2018

At a time when individual rights are being contested and those on the fringes of society feel ever more marginalised from mainstream political and social narratives, the exhibition Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, celebrates and explores photography’s enduring relationship…

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Conference: French paper negatives: production, characterization, preservation / Paris, 7-8 December 2017

Over two-days a series of papers will discuss different aspects of French paper negatives including their history, their production and conservation. French institutions and museums hold impressive collections of negatives, and this conference is a way to look at these objects from several perspectives.

The…

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Robert Hunt honoured with a blue plaque

The life of Robert Hunt FRS (1807-1887), a one-time Falmouth resident who made great contributions to early photography, has been celebrated with the unveiling of a plaque at his former home in Kimberley Park Road.

Robert Hunt was chemist, writer and early photographer, and a blue plaque was officially…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:32 — 1 Comment

Seminars: Professor Nina Lager Vestberg

Professor Nina Lager Vestberg (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will be in the United Kingdom this coming week and will give three seminars. On 6 November at the Photographic History Research Centre in Leicester she will discuss Analogue Ancestors and…

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cfp: Photographic assets: A heritage at risk / Lima, 2018

Centro de la Imagen is pleased to announce the call for speakers for the II Meeting of Photographic Archives “Photographic Assets: A heritage at risk”, that will be held from May 25th to 27th in Lima, Peru.

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On 26th and 27th of April…

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Exhibition: Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925

This exhibition spotlights the work of Clarence White (1871-1925), a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a gifted photographer celebrated for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and outdoor idylls, and an influential teacher and photographic mentor. The first retrospective devoted to the photographer in…

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cfp: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe / 2018

Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central…

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Job: Assistant Curator (Prince Albert Project)

Royal Collection Trust is embarking on a major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert. The Collection, formed of prints and early photographs, is an indispensable resource for the study of the many works collected and commissioned by Prince…

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Research day, Sheffield / 18 November 2017

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group is holding its annual research day. It will consist of presentations by new and experienced photographic history researchers. presenting results and conclusions from completed projects. Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes. Those wishing to talk…

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Exhibition: In to the Light: Photography and Abstract Art / Tate, from 2 May 2018

The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Into the Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2017 at 17:58 — No Comments

Petition: Save London's Cinema Museum

London's Cinema Museum occupies a NHS-owned building, the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington -  which housed the child Charlie Chaplin. The premises are now under threat and a petition has been launched to ensure that this important museum, archive and collection can remain in such an important and relevant building.…

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Black and Asian History in Victorian photographs

The Royal Collection has over 450,000 photographs . They have been acquired by British monarchs, their consorts and other members of the royal family from 1842 to the present day. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and Prince Albert (1819–61) laid the foundations of the collection, acquiring and commissioning new…

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Girona celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the Friends of UNESCO, commemorate once more the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with two online proposals:

  1. CRDI presents a new audiovisual product, created using 3D…
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cfp: William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography / 21-22 March 2018, Russia

The exhibition William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography will be held from February, 5 to April, 9, 2018 at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. As part of this a conference will be held.

The prime objective of the conference is an analytical comprehension of a new phenomenon…

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