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Michael Wong's Blog – October 2013 Archive (8)

Exhibition: Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia

Allegory and IllusionEarly Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century. The…


Added by Michael Wong on October 19, 2013 at 7:50 — No Comments

Exhibition: Capturing the Brontës

An installation by Charlotte Cory, one of the country's leading surreal photographic artists. The exhibition is an imaginative, witty and informative exploration of the Brontës and the history of early photography, drawing on the Victorian craze for collecting cartes des visite – portraits once produced in their millions and now discarded. Using twenty-first century…


Added by Michael Wong on October 18, 2013 at 19:23 — No Comments

You bought his portraits and his landscapes. Now buy his house ....

Walter Kevis worked as a photographer from the 1870s to 1908. Following his marriage to Emma, they settled in Petworth, where he specialised in portrait photography. He also undertook much outdoor work too.

His shop in Lombard Street had a built-in studio made of wood and glass on the second floor where most of his photographs were taken, His wide…


Added by Michael Wong on October 17, 2013 at 23:52 — No Comments

Cameron album to leave the UK

It has been reported that the deadline placed by the UK government on a temporary export ban on the ‘Signor 1857' - an album containing 35 works by various photographers, belonging to Julia Margaret Cameron, lapsed last night.

A prospective UK buyer was -…


Added by Michael Wong on October 9, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Sterling Clark in China,1908-1909

In 1908, thirty-one-year-old American adventurer Robert Sterling Clark organized a scientific expedition to northern China for the purpose of creating a detailed geographical survey of the area, recording daily meteorological observations, photographing the people, places, and landscapes, and collecting samples of the flora and…


Added by Michael Wong on October 8, 2013 at 20:42 — No Comments

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe: 160 years on ....

For those BPH readers with an interest in Whitby, or the genius of Sutcliffe as one of Britain's most famous photographers - he was awarded an honorary fellow by The RPS in 1935, and was a prolific writer for Amateur Photographer - there is an article to celebrate his birthday which you can read in the Whitby Gazette …


Added by Michael Wong on October 7, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Talk: Sharing Photography and Photographs

Titled Sharing Photography and Photographs, the event is a series of talks which will explore an alternative history of photography as a shared activity.

Roger Hargreaves will give a talk while Colin Harding will look at the work of groups such as the Photographic Exchange Club in the 1850s as well as later manifestations of print-circulating societies such as the…


Added by Michael Wong on October 4, 2013 at 19:41 — No Comments

Royal Photographic Society appoints 63rd President

Derek Birch takes over from Roy Robertson and is the sixty-third President since the Society's was formed in 1853.

"Reflecting The Society's interests across the art and science of photography Derek's background is from the science of traditional photography," says the Society. "For 33 years he worked for Kodak as a research scientist helping to develop products…


Added by Michael Wong on October 4, 2013 at 19:31 — 1 Comment

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