Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Ryerson Image Centre has acquired the Francis Bedford Research Collection which has been assembled by Toronto-based architectural photographer and collector Steven Evans It encompasses the life’s work of Francis Bedford (1815-1894), one of the pre-eminent English architecture and landscape photographers of the nineteenth…Continue
Ed Bottoms has posted on Twitter that the first phase of the digitisation of the Architectural Association lantern slide collection has been completed.
He writes... Pleased to announce completion of the first phase of digitising the…Continue
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A collection of 224 autochrome plates made by Robert Bird from c1915-1920 has been given to the Royal Photographic Society more than one hundred years since the RPS first exhibited some of them in its annual exhibitions between 1915 and 1917. A few of the plates have only been seen publicly once since then in the 1950s when they were shown at a RPS…Continue
Film 2021, is a new year-long programme of activity celebrating the many aspects of Bristol’s film and moving image credentials launched by Bristol Ideas and Bristol City of Film, supported by the city’s film studios, cinemas, filmmakers and festivals.
Marking the centenary of the death of Bristolian inventor William Friese-Greene (1855-1921), a…Continue
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Sotheby's New York is celebrating fifty years of photograph auctions with a sale of fifty masterworks online between 12-22 April 2021, closing at 1801 (BST). Work ranges from Gustave Le Gray to Irving Penn and Martin Parr.
Of particular interest is a group of nearly 200 photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, given by him to his half-sister…Continue
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The ISO Technical Committee 42 (Photography) looks after all the International Standards for Photography. It would like your help in relation to glass plates sizes used in photography; legacy and modern, collodion and gelatine, new and old equipment.
The standard is being updated to take into…Continue
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Charlie Phillips never planned to become a photographer. His childhood dream was to be an opera singer, or a naval…Continue
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One of British photography's most recognisable and charismatic photograph dealers and collectors, Janette Rosing, has died. There is a short obituary in the Antiques Trade Gazette from Pierre Spake and other tributes will be forthcoming. Janette was a regular buyer at auction and fairs from the early 1980s and often had a table at the London…Continue
Herbert Ponting FRPS (1870-1935) loved stereoviews as a boy and, as a young Liverpool bank clerk, bought his first cameras. In post-Gold Rush California, he ran a…Continue
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The appointed Archivist will lead on the first stage of the Feeney Archive Project with Vanley Burke, which we anticipate taking place in the physical space of the archive in May 2021 (although this start date is dependent on safety regulations and work permitted within Covid-19 regulations).
The content and timescale of the work required will be…Continue
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In partnership with Chanel, the National Portrait Gallery has launched Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture, a new three year project, which aims to enhance the representation of women in the Gallery’s Collection and highlight the often overlooked stories of individual women who have shaped British history and culture. The project is part of…Continue
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Lewis Carroll began photographing children in the mid-nineteenth century, at a time when the young medium of photography was opening up new possibilities for visual representation and the notion of childhood itself was in transition. In this lavishly illustrated book, Diane Waggoner offers the first comprehensive account of Carroll as a photographer of…Continue
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In My Father And Me, documentary film director Nick Broomfield explores his relationship with his father, photographer Maurice Broomfield (right). The film is both memoir and tribute, and in its intimate story of one family, takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th century itself.…Continue
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Significant Scottish photography collections feature in two forthcoming talks arranged by the RPS Historical Group. On 20 May Blake Milteer will be talking about the MacKinnon Collection which was jointly acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. The collection, originally amassed by Aberdeenshire collector…Continue
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She survived incarceration in two different concentration camps during the Second World War and then settled in Hungary - but fled with her family in 1956. Arriving as a refugee in London, serious illness forced her to…Continue
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The Guardian newspaper has reported that the E Chambré Hardman studio negatives in Liverpool is deteriorating. It noted: The National Trust faces a “race against time” to save a historic collection of previously unseen photographs before they deteriorate.
Renowned Liverpool photographer Edward…Continue
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This workshop, led by Almudena Romero, will give you detailed knowledge on chlorophyll printing (and on other sustainable photographic methods), including the science behind the process, tips and recommendations, info on suppliers, process steps and troubleshooting techniques, to help you to make great chlorophyll prints from home.
Starting with an…Continue
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When Anna Bertha Röntgen first glanced at the radiographic picture of her hand she is supposed to have said “I have seen my death!” and refused to take part in any similar experiments. In a brief time however, this new way of seeing the body forever altered the landscape of both popular culture and the visual arts.
This talk explores…Continue
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He took his pictures in an era when gardens were known for their waves of colour – for the contrasting shades of their rock gardens and the vibrant hues of…Continue
The University of West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol is running a series of photographic process workshops aimed at, amongst others, artists, designers, craftspeople, communicators, photographers, teachers and managers. CPD courses offer the opportunity for professional updating, learning new skills and techniques,…Continue
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