Any BPH bloggers fancy a job at Princeton University? - but you might need a green card first, I think!
If so, read on ....Job Title:
Visual Arts - 213Requisition No: 1000505
Position Summary: The Visual Arts Program, under the aegis of the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 19:06 —
Nope, I'm not turning to be a con-man, but if this story is true then I'll be heading to the car boot sale at Laycock soon.
It's been reported in the press that a Californian antique buff, Rick Norsigian, found some negatives in a stack of ageing manila
envelopes at a garage sale in Fresno, California 10 years ago. He claims to have paid less than $70… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 11:00 —
For the first time ever, a unique picture library of over 5,000 historic photographs, advertisements and
other promotional material from the archives of the British motor industry have become available online.
At the heart of Motorgraphs
is the extensive historic photographic archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) along… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 26, 2010 at 22:07 —
John who?, I hear you ask, if you are as ignorant as I am on this one.
John Mercer (1791 - 1866) of Great Harwood is one of Lancashire's unsung heroes. A Victorian man of science, his interests in chemistry, printing and dyeing raised the game for the Lancashire textile industry. He was also fascinated with the new concept of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 15:00 —
You would have probably read about this one in your Sunday papers today.
Historic photographs from the current Royal Collection exhibitions at The
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and on loan to museums and galleries around the UK are to go online tomorrow (26/7/2010) at the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 14:00 —
What do these three early Scottish photographers, George Washington Wilson
, James Valentine and John Thomson
have in common ?
Well, they all visited Morocco at some… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 24, 2010 at 18:35 —
Sorry ! - you can call me bias, but I just have to squeeze this one in for those BPH followers in the China Photography sub-group.
an excess of over 1600 postcard images spanning from the late 1890s to the first decades of the 20th century, this recently published book is very likely the largest pictural collection of ancient images on China and… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 22:30 —
Better late than never ! Deadline is this Friday 23rd July 2010.
Project Scanning Technician
Salary Grade 3 £17,111 - £19,743
Full time fixed term appointment until 31 August 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Scanning Technician to work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection scanning photographs from the Wilfred Thesiger Collection as part of a project funded… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 0:13 —
Yes, I know. It's not quite British ! But it is historic 19th century photography, so bear with me on this one ... The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be exhibiting some 100 rare picture postcards capturing the history and heritage
of Singapore from early next month. They were taken by G.R. Lambert, a famous German… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 17:14 —
If you are a fan of this Victorian medic turned photographer, you're in luck !
"Photography Not Art" - these three words written by Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936), one of the principle exponents of photography as an art form in its… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 15:37 —
The William and Elizabeth Patterson Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art is an annual fellowship for serious graduate level students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career in photography. This year SFMOMA is offering one part-time 20-week fellowship
beginning in mid-September 2010
will be undertaking in-depth research on SFMOMA’s… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:28 —
The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research
library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has just announced its 2011-2012 Research Fellowship program. The Center will award over 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:20 —
To coincide with the exhibition "Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection"
, UT Press is publishing a catalogue to accompany it.
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:09 —
From Saturday 10 July to Saturday 9 October, Guildford Borough Council's Heritage Service is celebrating the lifetime and legacy of Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), with an exhibition and events programme dedicated to the 19th century author.
From photography exhibitions and informative talks, to craft workshops and countryside walks, there is something on offer for everyone. Some of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 22:47 —
Project Cataloguing Assistant Grade 3: £17,111 - £19,743
Full time fixed term appointment until 31st August 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Cataloguing Assistant to
work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection as part of a project funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. The post holder will work as part of a team to enhance and extend the Museum’s catalogue of photographs relating to the United Arab… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 9:30 —
If you'd missed out on the recent Lothrop
auction, fear not as there is another sale of landmark cameras, including British ones. Carried out by the largest Australian auction house, Leonard Joel, the Dr Dinesh Parekh Camera Collection
will be on offer on Sunday 18th July 2010
Added by Michael Wong on July 7, 2010 at 10:00 —
Firstly, I can safely assume that everyone who follows BPH has a passion for photography - be it historic or otherwise. So I guess I can be excused for posting this blog which is about a movie. Yes, a movie and it's Swedish too - sorry !
No sex, violence or action of any sort, I'm afraid.… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 15:41 —
Time to redeem myself by posting something British !
You will find details of a short course at the V&A exploring the work of classic photographers including William Henry Fox
Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Steiglitz, Bill Brandt, Man Ray, Ansel Adams and Cartier-Bresson, as well as contemporary photography from the 1970s onwards by Bechers, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth and Gregory Crewdson at the BPH 'Events' section… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 15:30 —
As it was America's Independence Day yesterday, I think I can be forgiven for posting this recently
published (non-British!) book which celebrates the history of the American Revolution, the early republic, and those Americans who lived long enough to have their pictures taken at the dawn of photography
Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2010 at 11:00 —