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Michael Wong's Blog – November 2010 Archive (34)

Photography Rocks! (updated with video)

What happens when Queen meets a Professor of Photography?



Well, firstly, w're not talking about royalty here, but Brian May, from the rock band, Queen. And the Professor is no other than Roger Taylor. Again, not that Roger Taylor. He also happens to share the same name as the Queen drummer! Confusing?…
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Added by Michael Wong on November 10, 2010 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Auction: Peter Henry Emerson

Bonhams will be holding an auction of photographs on Tuesday 16th November which will contain a key group of 19th century platinum prints on the Norfolk Broads by British artist, anthropologist, scientist and historian, Peter Henry Emerson, including 'Gathering Water-Lilies',… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 9, 2010 at 18:22 — No Comments

Auction: 19th century photo by French master

As part of the Paris Photo fair this month, there will be an auction of a selection of 152 works covering the history of photography, from vintage to contemporary, beginning with an extraordinary salt-paper print by one of the most gifted photographers of the 19th century – Gustave Le… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 9, 2010 at 11:52 — No Comments

Rare Gardner photo book in Williams III Americana Collection

Back in June of this year, The University of Alabama Libraries acquired one of the most extensive collections of Americana and Southern history in private hands: the A. S. Williams III Collection of History and Culture of the South, which is valued at over $12 million. For more than 40 years, Williams, a Eufaula native and UA alumnus, collected rare American,… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 8, 2010 at 11:16 — No Comments

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton & Antarctic Photography

Don't despair if you can't get to New Zealand for this Royal Collection exhibition, as it will be heading back to our shores towards the latter part of 2011.



This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 8, 2010 at 10:15 — No Comments

Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China

As mentioned in an earlier blog…
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Added by Michael Wong on November 6, 2010 at 17:39 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Felice Beato

Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road will present the first survey of Felice Beato's (British, born Italy, 1832-1909) long and varied photography career which covered a wide geographical area—from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. This exhibition will run concurrently with Photography from the New China.



"In 2007,… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 5, 2010 at 9:25 — No Comments

Early Photography from Bourne & Murray

Since 2007 one of the main thrusts of Berlin's Museum of Asian Art's exhibitions has been its focus on historical photography from South Asia. Alongside larger temporary exhibitions (that will in future be organised in close cooperation with the Art Library), the Collection of South, South-Eastern and Central Asian Art will regularly present to the public… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 5, 2010 at 9:25 — No Comments

Exhibition: Felice Beato

Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road will present the first survey of Felice Beato's (British, born Italy, 1832-1909) long and varied photography career which covered a wide geographical area—from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. This exhibition will run concurrently with Photography from the New China. The official press release is as follows.



"In 2007, the Getty Museum acquired a substantial collection of more than 800 photographs by…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 5, 2010 at 6:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: John Deakin (1912-1972)

Until recently John Deakin has been missing from photographic history. He resisted his talent fiercely, treating success with mistrust and greeting failure with indifference. His career began with Vogue but, despite achieving recognition for the photographs he took there he never took it seriously and never expected it to make him a living.…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 3, 2010 at 10:33 — No Comments

Exhibition: Origins of Photography - French Calotype 1843 to 1860

A new exhibition has recently opened whereby one can see 180 prints made using the early negative- positive photographic process developed by Fox Talbot, which was adopted in France in 1843, reaching its peak in popularity between 1848 and 1860.


Details of the exhibit can be found…
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Added by Michael Wong on November 2, 2010 at 22:38 — No Comments

Powerhouse Museum to launch open access image repository

The Powerhouse Museum has just announced plans to create an open-access image repository to showcase the organisations’ extensive image archive. The portal will initially begin with about 5000 images and grow to include the museum’s glass-plate negatives collection, including…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 1, 2010 at 10:31 — No Comments

World's largest private collection of 19th century Japanese photographs?

Just in case there are any BPH members out there keen on early Japanese photography, there is a current exhibition which is about to end soon.



Entitled "Samurai in New York: The First Delegation, 1860", it features 19th century Japanese photography amassed by a Wall Street executive which is known to be one of… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 1, 2010 at 9:56 — No Comments

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