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Michael Pritchard's Blog – November 2017 Archive (17)

Seminar: Identification of photomechanical prints / 12-13 April, 2018

With the introduction of photography in the 19th century, printers no longer had to transfer the image manually onto the printing surface, but were offered the possibility to transfer the image by sensitizing the printing surface and exposing it to light, through a negative or positive depending on the printing technique.

With computer technology, negative or positive…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2017 at 16:42 — No Comments

Film: Love,Cecil screening

From 1 December, London's Bertha DocHouse cinema is screening Love, Cecil (2017 / 99 mins) the new film from documentarian Lisa Immordino Vreeland. The film is a portrait of the celebrated and sometimes controversial photographer and costume designer, Cecil Beaton,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Canadian Photography Institute Director's interview

The British Journal of Photography carries an interview with the newly formed Canadian Photography Institute's Director Luce Lebart. The Institute is at the National Galleries of Canada, and is part-supported by David Thomson's influential…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2017 at 16:26 — No Comments

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, Steve Edwards and many others has resulted in the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

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 ensure the widest possible access to this important…


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…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 22:10 — No Comments

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 and catalogue (see; …


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

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 research into sound and vision in museums. It will also…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:28 — No Comments

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 to trees as a subject in their work. Into the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

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 with individuals and communities who operate on the margins…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 8, 2017 at 8:41 — No Comments

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 two days are organized in three multidisciplinary and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 8, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

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 unveiled at 4 Kimberley Park Road, where Hunt used to live when it…


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 Digital Descendants: On Genealogy and the Archival Cultures…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

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.


On 26th and 27th of April 2016, the First Meeting of Photographic Archives of Lima…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:28 — No Comments

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 over a generation, this exhibition and accompanying…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:18 — No Comments

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 role photography has played in the diverse socio-cultural…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2017 at 17:12 — No Comments

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 Albert.

As part of our Photographs team, you'll research this…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2017 at 5:45 — No Comments

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