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Michael Wong's Blog – March 2013 Archive (7)

Exhibition: Dress to Impress Fashion in early photography

Men and women have dressed to impress for all occasions throughout the ages. After the invention of photography in the late 1820s the popularity of dressing up for studio photographs grew, reaching its peak from1860 to1880. This exhibition is a snapshot of fashion and photography from 1880s cartes de visite to the start of the movie age in the early…


Added by Michael Wong on March 28, 2013 at 21:21 — No Comments

Event: The art, chemistry and craft of early photography

As well as an artist’s eye for composition early photographers had to understand the physics and chemistry of their art. On Saturday, 29th June 2013, Alex Boyd will demonstrate some of the techniques used in early photography by creating a number of portraits. Visitors are welcome to drop in, see Alex at work and ask questions.

Alex is widely…


Added by Michael Wong on March 28, 2013 at 21:17 — No Comments

ITV: History of Scottish Photography

It's been reported in the Irvine Herald that German-born Scots photographer, Alex Boyd, is currently working with renowned photographer Rankin on a new ITV programme about the History of Scottish Photography. 

He said: “Ultimately, there is…


Added by Michael Wong on March 23, 2013 at 22:46 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Jules Itier's China, 1844

The General Council of Essonne, through the French Museum of Photography maintains one of the largest collections of photographic heritage covering the entire history of photography and its uses. It counts among its most iconic and fragile, the first pictures known to-date in China, and the diary of the author Jules Itier.

These photographic works are the subject of a…


Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:42 — No Comments

Exhibition: Koshashin - The Hall Collection of 19th century Photographs of Japan

The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to view one of the world’s largest collections of early Japanese photography. There are more than 230 works in this exhibition from the personal collection of Edmontonian Arlene Hall. Its debut was at the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), which organized the exhibition in 2009. The photographs in the exhibition reflect the…


Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:24 — No Comments

Online: The Prince of Wales Journal: 6 February - 14 June 1862

In 1861, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decided that their eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), would benefit from an extended tour of Egypt and the Middle East in 1862. It was thought that such a tour would provide the Prince with the opportunity to learn about ancient cultures, history and religions. It would also offer him the chance to…


Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:17 — No Comments

Exhibition: A Fantastic Legacy: Early Bombay Photography, from 1840 to 1900

A Fantastic Legacy: Early Bombay Photography presents over 100 original images gathered from public and private collections, and displayed throughout the gallery in various formats. This comprehensive show explores the rich 19th century history of photography in Mumbai and features some of the earliest anthropological studies that used photography, as well as…


Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:10 — No Comments

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