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Michael Wong's Blog – September 2013 Archive (9)

World record for Peter Henry Emerson

£75,900 to be precise - which was more than double its estimate!

It was the most expensive book to be sold by Keys, the Norfolk auctioneers. The book in question was 'Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads' which contained 40 platinum prints of…


Added by Michael Wong on September 27, 2013 at 0:12 — No Comments

Exhibition: First one-man show of Charles Nègre in the States

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will present an exhibition of more than 40 early photographs by French photographer Charles Nègre (1820-1880) from 17th September through 1st November, 2013. Nègre is primarily known for his landscapes and architectural photographs of Paris and the South of France made in…


Added by Michael Wong on September 24, 2013 at 22:49 — No Comments

W W Winter Photographers Open Day

For those of you who missed the Open Day earlier this month, no fear as you can watch a clip of it on the link at the bottom.

W. W. Winter is a long established photography business in the UK, operating today from its purpose-built studio premises in Midland Road, Derby, which the firm moved into in 1867. The building and contents offer an historical insight…


Added by Michael Wong on September 24, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Rare 19th and 20th century photo collection to be sold by Paris’s Catholic university

The Institut Catholique de Paris, a private university founded in 1875 in the French capital, is putting most of its collection of historical photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries up for auction in November. The archive has been a unique resource for researchers since it was made accessible in 2000. The sale total is estimated at…


Added by Michael Wong on September 23, 2013 at 13:49 — No Comments

Harry Ransom Center to get Magnum Photos collection

Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The gift was made by Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan.

The donation of the Magnum Photos…


Added by Michael Wong on September 23, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris

The first retrospective exhibition in the United States, and the only scholarly catalogue on the renowned 19th-century French photographer Charles Marville (1813–1879), will present recent groundbreaking discoveries informing his art and biography, including the versatility of his photographic talents and his true identity, background, and family life. The exhibition…


Added by Michael Wong on September 13, 2013 at 19:20 — No Comments

A Tour of Edinburgh Libraries’ Collection of Early Photography

Check out this series of videos below by digital filmmaker and photographerRich Ferguson, created for the Edinburgh Libraries in the capital of Scotland. It’s a brief tour through the collection of early Victorian photography held by the libraries.…


Added by Michael Wong on September 4, 2013 at 22:25 — No Comments

Exhibition: James Glass (19th century Derry photographer)

Explore the story of the 19th century Derry photographer, James Glass.  The exhibition includes some of his portrait images and his iconic images of Gweedore County Donegal, in the ‘Glass Album’.

Glass is often remembered for a unique series of photographs of the Gweedore and Cloughaneely areas, taken in the late nineteenth century.…


Added by Michael Wong on September 4, 2013 at 20:25 — 2 Comments

Camera Museum, Malaysia: History in the Making

The first museum of its kind in Malaysia, as well as in South East Asia, recently opened its doors to the public. Local photography fans can now take a journey through the evolution of the camera from the 19th century to its present day at the Camera Museum located in a two-storey pre-war shophouse in George Town.

The museum is the brainchild…


Added by Michael Wong on September 4, 2013 at 20:17 — No Comments

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