Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Fellows Lunch: Curator Series is a set of four free lunchtime research talks given by recipients of Paul Mellon Centre Curator Research Grants. All are welcome but please book a ticket in advance. Two upcoming lunches are of particular photographic interest:
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Magazine editor, writer, lecturer, photographer, evangelist, mercurial force; Bill Jay was all of these and more. Bill Jay ignited the fire beneath…Continue
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The History of Art department of the University of Oxford, is holding its Trinity Term Photography Seminar programme. Meetings takes places on Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm in St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities. The convenors are Geraldine Johnson and Sajda van der Leeuw. Open to all.
May 1st (Tuesday, Week 2 – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe…Continue
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A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years and is now accessible to the public. Staff at Historic England’s Archive in Swindon recently discovered 4,050 black and white photographic prints documenting healthcare in Britain between 1938 and 1943.
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Taken by former Woking resident Sidney Francis (1891-1973), the photographs offer an insight into life in Woking and nearby towns and villages in the 1920s and 1930s. The…Continue
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Tom Reeves, from the Edward Reeves studio in Lewes, is giving an evening of photographs of Lewes from the archives of Edward Reeves. This is always a popular event – this talk will include newly researched material from the Edward Reeves Archive – early booking recommended!
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An event is being held on Thursday, 24 May, to celebrate the launch of the W W Winters Heritage Trust, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the objectives: for the public benefit to advance the education of the public in the history of photography, and in particular relating to W W Winter Ltd, the city of Derby and the East Midlands, in all its aspects by any…Continue
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The Centre for the GeoHumanities is pleased to announce that Professor Joan M. Schwartz (Queen's University Canada) will give the third Denis Cosgrove Lecture on the 23rd May 2018. …Continue
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Beaford Arts has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out a major conservation and digitisation exercise that will curate and publish online around 10,000 unseen images that together illustrate the late 20th Century social history of rural north Devon. It is seeking a freelance curator for the project.
The Curator will take overall responsibility…Continue
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The first London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia will be shown from 12 April-22 June 2018 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Thomson’s photography of China, Siam (Thailand) and Cambodia was widely praised by his peers and continues to enthuse new audiences today. The images are from newly discovered negatives…Continue
The Martin Parr Foundation is presenting a programme of events, over the course of two days, celebrating and exploring British photography from the 1970s. The world premier of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay, produced and directed by Grant Scott and Tim Pellatt will take place on the 20th and on the 21st a seminar…Continue
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Autograph is looking for a Full Time Archive Manager to help it undertake a programme of work to catalogue and care for its unique photographic collection as well as assess the potential to achieve accreditation.
The archive contains digital and analogue assets dating from the 1860s to current day and includes work commissioned by us from significant contemporary…Continue
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Cambrdige University Special Collections has six textbooks published between 1910 and 1914. In October 1907 it hired the British artist Alfred Hugh Fisher to journey around the British empire on behalf of the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC). He…Continue
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The final resting place of the photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) who photographed in China and Asia in the 1860s and 1870s has been recently located and is the subject of a project to restore it. Located in Streatham cemetery, south London, the badly eroded headstone has fallen over and is lying flat on the ground with the inscription barely legible.
In a paper titled: For ‘the interchange of thought and experience among photographers’. The role of the photographic society in British photography Michael Pritchard will…Continue
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For the past seven years, photographer Tif Hunter has nursed an interest in ‘tintypes’. These are handmade, one-off images which use a 19th century technique, developed in the early days of photography. First invented in the 1850s, tintypes were particularly popular during the Civil War in late 19th century America.
Messums Wiltshire is offering the unique experience…Continue
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The three- day conference includes presentations from academics, individual researchers and hobbyists alike. Topics to be covered range from photogravure, paper and chemicals, education, historical cameras and…Continue
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