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Michael Wong's Blog – September 2011 Archive (28)

Online: Aberdeen Local Studies / GWW

Aberdeen Lord Provost Peter Stephen today launched the city's new online home for thousands of historic photographs and records at the Central Library. The 'Silver City Vault' makes the Aberdeen Local Studies archive available free to remote users for the very first time.

Online visitors can do everything from tracing an Aberdeen ancestor to glimpsing Victorian life…


Added by Michael Wong on September 10, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Book: Visiting the Past: Images of the Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford

Entitled ‘Visiting the Past: Images of the Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford', this new publication is a collection of photographs from the early 20th century and offers a glimpse into the history of three parishes.

Compiled by history buff Bob Horlock, of Shrubland Road, Mistley, and Mike Fryer, Bean, Dartford, who helped with the book’s design, the book has more than…


Added by Michael Wong on September 9, 2011 at 10:49 — No Comments

Britain's First Photo Album to be televised

BBC 2 Daytime has commissioned Reef Television to produce Britain's First Photo Album (working title), a 10x30-minute series on the extraordinary achievement of Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer who embarked upon a colossal project to photograph as much of the United Kingdom…


Added by Michael Wong on September 7, 2011 at 19:24 — No Comments

Dimbola website revamped

The website for Dimbola, which houses information on the legendary Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, has been totally revamped. It is now a lot more easier to navigate and focus is on upcoming events and exhibitions. Links to social networks like Facebook and Twitter have also been incorporated. You can check out the new look for yourself by clicking on the…


Added by Michael Wong on September 7, 2011 at 18:44 — No Comments

NGC: Photographic Research Fellowships awarded

Three visual arts researchers have each been awarded a fellowship in the history of photography by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) as part of its Research Fellowships Program for the 2011–12 academic year. This program encourages and supports advanced research on the NGC’s collections, including those in the Library and Archives. 

Elizabeth Cavaliere holds a…


Added by Michael Wong on September 7, 2011 at 18:42 — No Comments

Earliest Photographs of Manhattan

The New York Historical Society has put together a short video clip showing some of the oldest photographs ever taken of Manhattan.  All were shot by photographer Victor Prevost in the 1850s.

You can view them by clicking on the link…


Added by Michael Wong on September 6, 2011 at 22:09 — No Comments

NMeM: Lives of the Great Photographers: Gallery Debate 2011

Which photographers were included? How were the photographs selected? And Why?

The Lives of Great Photographers was a compelling exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum's extensive and diverse Photography Collection, including works from The Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presented a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

From photographs by…


Added by Michael Wong on September 5, 2011 at 21:51 — No Comments

Book: Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80s

In 1973, photographer Daniel Meadows went on an extraordinary journey, photographing the English as he travelled the country in a double-decker bus. Imagine a young, long-haired hippy with a penchant for Bob Dylan, a sense of adventure and a passion for photography, giving away photographs from his converted double-decker studio. 

Meadows was one of an important group of…


Added by Michael Wong on September 3, 2011 at 11:44 — 2 Comments

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