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Michael Wong's Blog – June 2012 Archive (6)

Frith: Size does matter...

Originally published in 1858, the world's largest photo book was sold at auction this week for £337,250 from its original estimate of  £50,000 – £70,000. The book is made up of 20, un-enlarged prints of Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem taken by Frith during a trip Frith took to the Middle East in 1856 using the wet collodion process. Each measure a colossal 30in x…


Added by Michael Wong on June 14, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

World's largest collection of Pinhole Photography Collection

Consisting of 6,000 photographs, 56 cameras and 100 rare books owned by Pinhole Resource LLC, this collection has been keenly vied by Eastman House, the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin, the Center for Creative Photography in Phoenix, and a number of other world institutions.

But it has finally found a home in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives at the…


Added by Michael Wong on June 12, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

National Photography Month: June 2012

National Photography Month  2012 is the UK's first nationwide month long celebration of photography. The Photo Marketing Association and Photo Imaging Council are behind this new initiative to help the public understand and appreciate the importance of photogaphy as a medium to 'capture and keep' their treasured memories and life's most important…


Added by Michael Wong on June 7, 2012 at 8:41 — No Comments

Photo Archive: Belfast Telegraph

Yep - just as you thought it was safe, here comes another one .....

The Belfast Telegraph has been reporting the news of Northern Ireland and recording the lives of the people who have lived there for more than a century, amassing a picture archive that is unmatched in its beauty and its breadth.  You can view/buy them at this site …


Added by Michael Wong on June 7, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Photo Archive: People's Collection Wales

A new photo archive, run by both the National Museum and the National Library of Wales, is now available online. This bilingual site, which has a collection of over 38,000 items, shows how the high streets in Wales looked before they came to be dominated by national chain stores.

Organisers of the collection are hoping people in villages,…


Added by Michael Wong on June 6, 2012 at 18:52 — 1 Comment

Auction: 1860 Welsh photo album by Edward Williams

A Victorian album  showing local people, ranging from the local barber to policeman, dressed in their Sunday best, and local scenes in Bala and Llanuwchllyn around the 1860s will be up for auction. Found in a lady's attic in Shropshire, the images are marked as taken by a local photographer - Edward Williams - although some of the prints note he was based in…


Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2012 at 18:47 — 2 Comments

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