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Michael Wong's Blog – October 2010 Archive (26)

John Claude White: Tibetian Gems auctioned off

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Added by Michael Wong on October 6, 2010 at 20:08 — No Comments

Auction: Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. Photographic Collection, Part II

If you'd missed out on the first installment of this auction as mentioned in an earlier blog, fear not, as the second lot is now online from today until 26th October. This second collection will… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on October 6, 2010 at 19:43 — No Comments

Irish Photohistorian: Sean Sexton

It has been said that Sean Sexton's collection of Irish photos is one of the greatest in the world. The critically acclaimed Sexton collection has been published in several books, including The Irish: A Photohistory (Amazon link on the right: ISBN-10: 0500510970)… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on October 5, 2010 at 11:48 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: First Photographs of Hong Kong

As mentioned in an earlier blog, part of The Hong Kong Photo Festival will feature an exciting new exhibition entitled "First Photographs of Hong Kong". It will showcase treasured photo collections of Hong Kong in the… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on October 5, 2010 at 11:47 — 1 Comment

Early Photojournalism: 1855-1945

The development of early photojournalism paralleled advancements in reproductions of the printed page, cameras, and film technology. In 1855, photographs taken by Roger Fenton of the Crimean War were translated into wood engravings in order to be published in The Illustrated London News.



The same was true of Wood & Gibson as well as Timothy… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on October 4, 2010 at 15:23 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Central Axis of Beijing 1890-1960

For the benefit of those BPH members interested in old China photography, there is an interesting exhibition focussing on architecture in the city situated… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on October 2, 2010 at 22:55 — No Comments

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