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Michael Wong's Blog – August 2012 Archive (10)

Exhibition: Royal Geographical Society in Asia from 1862 to 1955

This exhibition consists of almost 100 years of photography starting with Clarence Taylor's 1862 work in Nepal and finishing with the great expeditions to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the 1950s. It also introduces the impressive collections from the Society of historic maps, over half million photographs dating from 1850 to the present, rare boos etc.

The exhibition…


Added by Michael Wong on August 31, 2012 at 13:18 — No Comments

Job: Collections Information Officer - Media Space

Here's another offering from the new Media Space in London - good luck!

Fixed term part time contract until 31st March 2013

The ScienceMuseum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Media Space is a major new gallery space development which will house a series of temporary…


Added by Michael Wong on August 30, 2012 at 11:47 — No Comments

Scotland's Colourful Record

Did you know that almost 80 years ago, Scotland's Daily Record was the first newspaper in the world to use colour? This was a ground-breaking achievement that eventually lead the world to colour printing and photography. 

Over the next two weeks they will reveal more stunning pictures from their photographic collection – from the iconic to the never before…


Added by Michael Wong on August 23, 2012 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

The other Shackleton .....

One of the largest collections of early photographs by a female photographer in Ireland was taken by Jane W. Shackleton from the late 1800s. Jane was married to Joseph F. Shackleton of the famous Shackleton family. She developed a keen interest in photography in the 1880s when her children were young, so her first subjects included family and friends, and the area…


Added by Michael Wong on August 19, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments

Birmingham Library & Sir Benjamin Stone

The following is an article by Graeme Brown that appeared in the Birmingham Mail which may be of interest to some of you BPH members out there. You can read the rest of it in this link …


Added by Michael Wong on August 15, 2012 at 19:02 — No Comments

Celebrating 75 years of The Hampstead Photographic Society

A special exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the Hampstead Photographic Society is being held at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead this month. The club, founded in 1937, will be exhibiting members’ work as well as a display on the history of the society.

The exhibition will be on until 27th August, and details can be found …


Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2012 at 23:05 — No Comments

Archive: Thuillier Collection (Lost Diggers photographs) - Update

As update to an earlier BPH post here: 800 of the 4500 delicate glass plate negatives, located by a media team from the Seven network and purchased by Seven boss Kerry Stokes, have today been donated to the Australian War Memorial. They will form the basis of a new…


Added by Michael Wong on August 9, 2012 at 23:15 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Birth of Photography - Milestones of the Gernsheim Collection

As mentioned in an earlier posting, details of this European exhibition is now available.

The birth of photography is now seen for the first time and exclusively for half a century back on European soil: the first photographic exterior shot of the world, the photogravure "View from the Window at Le Gras" by the Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826…


Added by Michael Wong on August 8, 2012 at 0:04 — No Comments

The Bradford Fellowship in Photography 2012-2013

In partnership with Bradford University and Bradford College, we are seeking to appoint a photographer, or artist working with photography as the 2012-13 Bradford Fellow in Photography.

We are looking for a mid-career photographer with experience of teaching, publishing and producing work for exhibition. The successful candidate would deliver an agreed number of…


Added by Michael Wong on August 6, 2012 at 16:41 — 1 Comment

Book: London. Portrait of a City

Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London’s remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world. London is a vast sprawling metropolis, constantly evolving and…


Added by Michael Wong on August 4, 2012 at 12:23 — No Comments

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