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Michael Wong's Blog – July 2012 Archive (13)

Swindon: Back to Black and White

Inspired by the Albert Beaney collection of 40,000 photographs of Swindon residents in the 40s, 50s and 60s, 130 young people aged between 11-16 will be using these images to create their own exhibition about Swindon’s community history. 

Funded by a £25,000 award from the…


Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments

Olympic Celebration: Athletes in Motion

To get into the swing of things, Kingston Museum will be showcasing the work of their local boy, Eadweard Muybridge, who was a pioneer in capturing motion in sequence photography. The exhibition will include not only a display of his motion experiments of humans and animals carried out in 1887, but also contemporary artist David Michalek’s own take in…


Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2012 at 10:46 — No Comments

Talk: Queen May in 3-D .....

Brian May will be presenting his 3D documentary 'Brief History of 3D' at the National Stereoscopic Association's 38th annual convention this weekend in California.

His talk will be based on a historical look at the attempts to make 3D mainstream, from the Victorian era up to the present day. The documentary first aired on Sky 3D in July…


Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2012 at 10:25 — No Comments

First Photographs of Hong Kong exhibit wins award

This exhibition which was held in Hong Kong, and mentioned in a BPH post here, has been honored with the prestigious Bronze A' Design Award in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category. The Bronze A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top…


Added by Michael Wong on July 21, 2012 at 13:57 — No Comments

Olympics: London 1948 photo exhibition

A special exhibition of photographs of the 1948 London Olympic Games is on showat City Hall, on the lower ground floor and the Chamber lobby (2nd floor). Entrance is free!

There are 40 photographs in the exhibition, selected from nearly 500 images in The Times Archive Collection. Most of the photographs are unpublished and unseen and almost all have been…


Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2012 at 19:48 — No Comments

CREATE: David Bailey’s East End

David Bailey is one of east London’s most famous sons. Over the past 50 years, he has regularly returned to the stomping ground of his youth to photograph the streets and their inhabitants. This personal collection, set in an historic industrial building in London’s Royal Docks, sees him return to Newham at a time when the world’s focus is on east London. These photographs…


Added by Michael Wong on July 16, 2012 at 23:19 — No Comments

Exhibition: Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Faking It is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a different set of motivations for manipulating the camera image. “Picture Perfect” explores 19th-century photographers’ efforts to compensate for the new medium’s technical limitations—specifically, its inability to depict the world the way it looks to the naked eye. To augment…


Added by Michael Wong on July 14, 2012 at 21:37 — 1 Comment

Kensington Palace does photography .....

What a blessed invention photography is!’ Queen Victoria, 20 March 1859.

Host to the late Stuart and early Hanoverian courts, as well as the childhood home of Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace will celebrate 2012 with an exhibition on Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, as well as holding a series of adult learning…


Added by Michael Wong on July 10, 2012 at 18:35 — No Comments

Tyne & Wear Archives: Criminals of 1871-1873

The  Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have recently published on-line what is thought to be the last surviving album of Victorian criminal photographs from the Newcastle area, ranging from ragamuffin children to the elderly and infirm, of all ages.

These sepia images, to help with the identification of criminal classes and to support theories about criminal…


Added by Michael Wong on July 10, 2012 at 13:04 — No Comments

Job: Curator, Ikon Gallery

Ikon, one of the UK’s leading international contemporary art galleries seeks to appoint a  dynamic and creative individual to the post of Curator. They will work with the Director to initiate and deliver an ambitious exhibition programme at the gallery and off-site. The successful candidate will have at least five years’ experience of working with contemporary visual art…


Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments

Job: Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is a major center for the study, interpretation, presentation, and collecting of photography, with over 27,000 photographs in the collection offering a comprehensive international history of the medium from its origins in the 1840s to the present. The Museum is committed to continuing its legacy and history of achievement…


Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments

Exhibition: Early Portrait Photography in India

The Museum für Fotografie is exhibiting a collection of around 280 portraits taken in India and Sri Lanka during the second half of the 19th century, at the height of Britain’s imperial might.  The collection, which belongs to the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, was thought to have been lost during the Second World War and only came back to Berlin after…


Added by Michael Wong on July 5, 2012 at 12:53 — No Comments

Exhibition: First ever photos of Orientalistic Land of Israel

A new photo exhibition on the "Orientalist" Land of Israel will include images of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness located south of Jerusalem taken from a book by Jerusalem's city engineer, Ermete Pierotti, who lived in Ottoman Palestine between 1854 and 1861.

The photos in the book,…


Added by Michael Wong on July 4, 2012 at 9:37 — No Comments

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