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Michael Wong's Blog – September 2012 Archive (3)

Marking Bourne's centenary ...

To mark the centenary of Samuel Bourne’s death, a special exhibition of this 19th century photographer will be open to the public shortly.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of The Bromley House Studio Heritage Project, directed by Geoff Blackwell. Alfred Barber set up the first ever photographic studio in the Midlands in the attic rooms of Bromley House in 1842.…


Added by Michael Wong on September 25, 2012 at 18:47 — No Comments

Exhibition: Mastering the Lens: Before and After Cartier-Bresson in Pondicherry

This new exhibition of images, organised by Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, tries to recreate the history of photography in this former French colony of Pondicherry from the late 19th to 20th century. It includes an 1860 photo by French photographer, Charles Molne.

Details can be found …


Added by Michael Wong on September 19, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments

Louvre Abu Dhabi acquires its first photographic works

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has started collecting photography, making its first acquisitions in the field, which include a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey showing a veiled woman, Ayoucha, around 1843 and Roger Fenton's Pasha and Bedouin, 1858. The works are among the latest round of acquisitions announced by the Abu…


Added by Michael Wong on September 15, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

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