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Michael Wong's Blog – January 2011 Archive (30)

MET: Autochromes by Steichen & Stieglitz on display

The curent Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand exhibition (till 10th April) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this month will get a brief addition of five original autochromes by two of the legendary photographers for the first time in more than 25 years. They will be on display for one week only from 25th to 30th Jan. During the other weeks of the exhibition, reproductions of… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on January 12, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

A Date with History: Westminster City Archives online for the first time

Westminster City Council's vast archive of London history will be serialised and available online for the first time, as part of a new project. It will be a visual celebration of life in Westminster through the ages. Each day throughout 2011, a selection of some of the most fascinating, thought-provoking, entertaining and…


Added by Michael Wong on January 12, 2011 at 18:40 — No Comments

British Library: Treasures Mobile App

One of the world's greatest institutions, the British Library, has just launched a smartphone application (covering the iPhone, iPad and Android OS platforms) to allow easy and convenient exploration on the move of some of its many priceless collections.



Added by Michael Wong on January 10, 2011 at 21:32 — No Comments

Watford makes photographic history

So what is the connection between this Hertfordshire borough, Captain Robert Scott's doomed Terra Nova expedition of June 1910 and photography?

Well, I only just came across this news article published in the local Watford Observer (August 2010) of an unexpected find of Watford photographic history in the Antarctica by a South Oxhey conservation expert, Georgina…


Added by Michael Wong on January 9, 2011 at 18:42 — No Comments

American Landscape Photographer: Timothy H O'Sullivan (1840-1882)

After capturing the horrors of the Civil War for Matthew Brady's studio, 19th century photographer Timothy H O'Sullivan uncovered the beauty of the great expanses of the American west which can be seen through this video produced by the Smithsonian…


Added by Michael Wong on January 6, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

Indian Views by Samuel Bourne

For those BPH members who read the BPH Bourne blog with interest, a video of a collection of this Staffordshire photographer's images of India has been posted by the Farhat Art…


Added by Michael Wong on January 6, 2011 at 22:40 — No Comments

Rare Fenton photographs to be featured in London exhibition

Rare Roger Fenton photographs are at the heart of an upcoming Wives and Sweethearts exhibition which launches on 9 February 2011 at the National Army Museum.  …


Added by Michael Wong on January 6, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Early German albumen silver prints featured in Scottish exhibition

The Common Guild in Glasgow is showcasing a selection of works by Tuner Prize nominated English visual artist, Tacita Dean. Living in Berlin, Dean's work is a blend of German and British cultures. This exhibition presents a selection of recent works that can be seen as still lives, by using imagery of various natural forms, including trees and neolithic stones or ‘dolmens’,…


Added by Michael Wong on January 4, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments

Emil Otto Hoppé (1878 -1972)

German born, yet English by citizenship, photographer Emil Otto Hoppe has been called one of England’s most influential photographers of the Edwardian era. Born in Munich in 1878, Hoppe was actively photographing from about…


Added by Michael Wong on January 2, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Photo Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company

In 1909, R. Herman Cassens, a young entrepreneur, started a postcard company, the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, in the mid-coast town of Belfast, Maine. Postcards have always been a popular item, especially for travelers, but at the turn of the century they…


Added by Michael Wong on January 1, 2011 at 17:14 — No Comments

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