Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Under Newborn Stars tells the story of photographer Maja Blumenfeld - From her upbringing in Berlin to her escaping Nazi Germany and resettling in New Zealand. The film provides insight into her journey, her view on photography and the importance of objects connected to people and significant moments in her life.
Photographer Maja Blumenfeld’s…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2021 at 15:42 — No Comments
Twelve experimental photographic artists exhibit their work in Oxford as part of Photo Oxford Festival opening in the Main Gallery, The Old Fire Station, central Oxford, from the 15 October-13 November. Each artist focuses on materiality within their practice. They are inspired by historical processes invented in the 19th Century, and work with the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2021 at 11:35 — No Comments
On 14 January 1971, The Photographers’ Gallery opened its doors with The Concerned Photographer, an exhibition that had previously been shown in the United States, Switzerland and Japan, and which presented photography as the optimum medium to document social conditions. This online conference has been organised to mark the 50th…Continue
The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford has announced that it has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to begin the development of its ambitious Sound and Vision galleries and accompanying activity programme.
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2021 at 21:01 — No Comments
A chance discovery of thousands of photographs in the archives of a London council has brought back to life a local community’s fight for survival and a new exhibition opening 29 October is telling the story. The exhibition features an extraordinary period of community action in the 1970s and 1980s in Blackfriars, Waterloo and North Southwark along London’s…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2021 at 19:34 — No Comments
Recently acquired by The Burton at Bideford, An English Eye is a collection of photographs by renowned local artist-photographer, James Ravilious. The collection provides an important record of life in North Devon between 1972 and 1997, and also represents the best of James Ravilious’ work as a whole.
Son of Eric Ravilious (war artist,…Continue
Picture Post was Britain's best-selling weekly magazine during the 1940s and early 50s. Through its picture stories, Picture Post pioneered a completely new approach to the portrayal of British life, and in doing so helped to shape modern British photography.
PICTURE STORIES, is a new feature-length documentary, explores that…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments
The Photographers’ Gallery presents a retrospective spanning fifty years of work by the landmark American street photographer, Helen Levitt (1913–2009). Taking place over two floors of the Gallery, this retrospective of more than 130 works will survey the full breadth of Levitt’s rich photographic practice, charting her journey from street reportage to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 10, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments
The Bodleian Libraries has announced that, for the first time, a Curator of Photography will be appointed to care for and develop the libraries' growing photography collections, thanks to a transformational gift of £2 million from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation. The endowment accompanies the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2021 at 5:47 — No Comments
Photo Oxford Festival opens on 15 October with outdoor projections on the Ruskin School of Art building. This leads into a launch weekend of activity including Portfolio Reviews, film screenings, tours and opportunities to meet artists and curators in their exhibition spaces. The Festival is themed around Women and Photography - Ways of Seeing and Being…Continue
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The Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group was formed on 22 March 1972 at a time when photography in Britain was undergoing a significant transition. The RPS, itself, was in a process of modernisation as it sought to remain relevant to British photography. The way photography was taught in higher education reflected a move away from the technical to a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2021 at 16:24 — No Comments
Over the winter of 2019/2020 images from the archive at Sutton Hoo were digitised in their entirety for the first time. The images, captured by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, were taken during the summer of 1939 and provide a remarkable insight into the people and processes behind the excavation of the Great Ship Burial. The entire collection is now…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2021 at 9:30 — No Comments
Devon History Society has recognised photographer James Ravilious with a commemorative plaque on the house that he lived in from 1987 to 1999. The event was attended by James’s widow Robin, and their children Ben and Ella. Speeches were made by Dr Andrew Jones, Chairman of the Devon History Society, Peter Beacham OBE, formerly Heritage Protection…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 — No Comments
More than thirty people gathered in Edinburgh on 29 September to celebrate the installation of a commemorative plaque to John Thomson (1837-1921) on the exterior of his childhood home at 6 Brighton Street. The building in Thomson's day housed 77 people and is now immediately behind the National Museums Scotland in Chambers Street and close to the University…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 30, 2021 at 20:00 — No Comments
The Royal Collection Trust's Prince Albert project has come to an end and is now fully live and accessible. Prince Albert: His Life and Legacy makes freely available a total of 22,000 archival documents, prints and photographs from the Royal Archives, the Royal Collection and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
The latest additions…Continue
Ryerson Image Centre is hosting a noon time collection talk with Steven Evans who will discuss the Francis Bedford Research Collection. Steven Evans is a Toronto-based photographer and collector who has focused on architecture and the urban environment for over 40 years. Evans graduated from Ryerson University’s Media Studies program in 1982 and as a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 26, 2021 at 21:17 — No Comments
Grant Scott, who has done so much with his film Do not bend: The photographic Life of Bill Jay to remind us of the seminal role played by Jay in British photography from the late 1960s to mid-1970s, has made a new discovery. He has located Jay's contact sheets from a trip he made with Tony Ray-Jones to New York in 1968 hidden in a plastic box in a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 26, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments
Peter C. Bunnell, whose passionate and inspired teaching profoundly changed the field of photographic history, passed away at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Monday, 20 September 2021. As the inaugural David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University, a position he accepted in 1972 and held for 30 years…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2021 at 20:26 — No Comments
Photographic Digital Heritage: Institutions, Communities and The Political intends to explore how uses of digital technology, and digitisation in particular, have transformed the ways in which historical photographs of value to perceived inherited cultural legacies are collected, deployed and identified as such. It will specifically investigate what has…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2021 at 20:18 — No Comments