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Michael Wong's Blog – December 2011 Archive (13)

Brian May: Book Signing

To celebrate his pioneering 3D photography exhibition, A Village Lost and Found, Brian May will be visiting the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol. Don't miss this chance to meet the artist and have your copy of the accompanying book signed by the man himself. (Including all your Queen CDs, vinyl, DVDs,…


Added by Michael Wong on December 29, 2011 at 22:50 — No Comments

West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres' Photography Month

The West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres will be organising a series of events for their Photography Month in January which will include talks on one of the most extensive collection of Scottish road transport images in private hands, the Clyde Shipyard Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith, as well as an introduction to 19th century…


Added by Michael Wong on December 29, 2011 at 22:40 — No Comments

Delhi: Early Photography in the Capital

The Delhi Government this week launched their official calendar for 2012, and it features 12 photographs taken during the early era of photography.

Entitled “Delhi: Early Photography in the Capital”, it showcases photographs captured by local, State and European photographers, including Bourne, Shepherd & Vernon and Co. who travelled to the…


Added by Michael Wong on December 23, 2011 at 10:49 — 2 Comments

Ooh La La .......

A collection of explicit mid-19th century daguerreotypes — among the first known nude photographs — sold for well above their estimates, with prices of up to 24,000 euros, at a major auction of erotica in Paris yesterday. According to the auction house, E.E.E. Leroy, the works collected from around the world are a testament to the universal and timeless…


Added by Michael Wong on December 20, 2011 at 22:32 — No Comments

Job: Assistant or Associate Curator, Photography and New Media (MIA)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks a creative, dynamic, and experienced Assistant/Associate Curator in the Department of Photography and New Media. Reporting to the Department Head, the curator is responsible for the care, research, exhibition, and study of over 11,500 photographs and media works in the collection. The curator will also have the unique…


Added by Michael Wong on December 20, 2011 at 22:29 — No Comments

Conference: Your Photographs on our Walls: Public-Generated Photography in Art Exhibitions

A hundred and twenty years after G. Eastman launched his Kodak box camera with the slogan ‘You press the button we do the rest’, the sweeping developments in the areas of mobile-phone technology and the Internet have revolutionized amateur image making anew. In this digital universe the means of production, (micro)publishing and displaying of photographs…


Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2011 at 15:23 — No Comments

Investigating London’s Photographic Archives

If you fancy a bit of detective work, then this might be up your street. You can roll up your sleeves and dig deep into the photo archives of the V&ALondon Metropolitan Archives, the …


Added by Michael Wong on December 17, 2011 at 17:29 — No Comments

Say Cheese!

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland which holds millions of images, many dating from the 1800s, have put a call out to the public on Twitter to find out your views on when and why we started smiling in photographs.

Did improved technology and shorter exposure times allow for…


Added by Michael Wong on December 17, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Book: Dickens’s Victorian London 1839-1901

Or should it be re-named appropriately as Charles Dickens and the dawn of photography?

Next year, or 7th February to be precise, will be Dickens's bicentenary, and he will be celebrated in a big way in the UK -  in print, on screen, on stage, in street festivals and also in exhibitions. One of them, Dickens and London, which opened at the Museum of…


Added by Michael Wong on December 12, 2011 at 18:12 — No Comments

The Great Exhibition 2012: Talbot needs your Help!

The Great Exhibition 2012 will capture the true Spirit of Great Britain. With its origins based in the original 1851 Great Exhibition and the Festival of Britain 1951, it highlights and celebrates all that is “Great” about this country.

In 1851 we competed against the world in the exhibition of all…


Added by Michael Wong on December 11, 2011 at 22:21 — No Comments

Russia's Journey through the History of Photography

The Russian Museum has joined forces with the city’s History of Photography Museum as well as a number of archives and libraries in both St. Petersburg and Moscow to create a journey through the past 150 years, as documented by the country’s most talented photographers.

This new exhibit explores the history of photography as…


Added by Michael Wong on December 6, 2011 at 11:57 — No Comments

Book: The Lost Panoramas: Chicago and the Illinois Valley a Century Ago

In the late 1800s, the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago undertook an impressive engineering project to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. To document this feat, photographers surveyed the river system shooting more than 20,000 photos using six-by-eight-inch glass plate—a process that involved great precision so that multiple images aligned to create one…


Added by Michael Wong on December 3, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

Job: Casual Explainer (National Media Museum)

Explainers educate, entertain and inspire visitors, interpreting and communicating information about the Museum's subject matter in unique, engaging ways.

Skills required: Knowledge of media literacy, and/or aspects of photography, film, television, radio or new media. Good presentation/perfomance skills. Good communication skills, written and oral. Good…


Added by Michael Wong on December 3, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

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