Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
George Eastman House recently announced it is adding high-resolution photographs to the Google Art Project, offering yet another platform to share its unparalleled collections. Eastman House, the world’s oldest museum of photography, is the first museum of photography to be…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on April 9, 2013 at 22:56 — No Comments
A chance find in a Brighton antiques shop in April 2012 may bring its owner in excess of £500,000 as Martin Philips has decided to part with his cardboard boxes of old photographs. Museums and private collectors have expressed an interest with his collection of Choate’s work and all three hundred original prints, plus some surviving glass negatives when they are sold…Continue
Men and women have dressed to impress for all occasions throughout the ages. After the invention of photography in the late 1820s the popularity of dressing up for studio photographs grew, reaching its peak from1860 to1880. This exhibition is a snapshot of fashion and photography from 1880s cartes de visite to the start of the movie age in the early…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 28, 2013 at 21:21 — No Comments
As well as an artist’s eye for composition early photographers had to understand the physics and chemistry of their art. On Saturday, 29th June 2013, Alex Boyd will demonstrate some of the techniques used in early photography by creating a number of portraits. Visitors are welcome to drop in, see Alex at work and ask questions.
Alex is widely…
Added by Michael Wong on March 28, 2013 at 21:17 — No Comments
It's been reported in the Irvine Herald that German-born Scots photographer, Alex Boyd, is currently working with renowned photographer Rankin on a new ITV programme about the History of Scottish Photography.
He said: “Ultimately, there is…Continue
The General Council of Essonne, through the French Museum of Photography maintains one of the largest collections of photographic heritage covering the entire history of photography and its uses. It counts among its most iconic and fragile, the first pictures known to-date in China, and the diary of the author Jules Itier.
These photographic works are the subject of a…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:42 — No Comments
The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to view one of the world’s largest collections of early Japanese photography. There are more than 230 works in this exhibition from the personal collection of Edmontonian Arlene Hall. Its debut was at the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), which organized the exhibition in 2009. The photographs in the exhibition reflect the…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:24 — No Comments
In 1861, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decided that their eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), would benefit from an extended tour of Egypt and the Middle East in 1862. It was thought that such a tour would provide the Prince with the opportunity to learn about ancient cultures, history and religions. It would also offer him the chance to…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:17 — No Comments
A Fantastic Legacy: Early Bombay Photography presents over 100 original images gathered from public and private collections, and displayed throughout the gallery in various formats. This comprehensive show explores the rich 19th century history of photography in Mumbai and features some of the earliest anthropological studies that used photography, as well as…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on March 14, 2013 at 22:10 — No Comments
|The Science Museum Group is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. The National Media Museum is part of this group with collections embracing photography, film, television, radio and the web. It…|
Added by Michael Wong on February 12, 2013 at 10:21 — No Comments
Launched in time for Australia Day today (26 January), one can now view images of Australian towns, buildings, landmarks and people dating back as far as the mid 19th century. The National Archives has released online thousands of early photographs and drawings of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and other…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 26, 2013 at 15:55 — No Comments
One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 25, 2013 at 18:15 — No Comments
Chemistry of Light is Traeger's response to a large collection of 19th Century photographs, negatives and camera equipment left to her in the 1960's by a great uncle in Tunbridge Wells. The collection includes very early Daguerreotypes and waxed paper negatives, leading up to large glass plates from the 1890’s.
Untouched since the 19th Century, many…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 19, 2013 at 18:56 — No Comments
RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) Fellows will swarm London this weekend along with members of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and close out a 24-hour long photo shoot at the RSA – where the RPS was founded in 1853.
To help celebrate the 160th Anniversary of…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 18, 2013 at 20:25 — No Comments
An exhibition of photographs from the Royal Photographic Society which illustrate the progression of photography from its inception to the current day, opens at King Edward’s Art and Photography Department TAG Gallery on Tuesday 15th January until Friday 15th February.
The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see some early…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 17, 2013 at 17:37 — No Comments
The Photo Art Fair is a new five-day exhibition of some 2,000 carefully curated, collectable works from up to 200 international photographers. As a brand new show, Photo Art is designed to provide visitors with the unique opportunity to purchase affordable and collectable photographs DIRECT from…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 17, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments
The Financial Times have been running a special series on photography which appeared in the FT and FT Weekend. The last instalment was on an image - The Queen's Target' - by a pioneering Victorian photographer which is both a royal souvenir and a strikingly early piece of abstract art.…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 16, 2013 at 21:49 — No Comments
A book of vintage photographs of German cities and festivals taken between 1840 and 1890 has just been published in Germany. They give an intriguing glimpse of the clash between tradition and modernity in Germany at the outset of the industrial age.
"From Biedermeier to Gründerzeit: Germany in Early Photographs 1840 - 1890," accompanies a…Continue
The School of Art History at the University of St Andrews is offering 6 fully-funded PhD Scholarships of £15,000 in the areas of Museum & Gallery Studies, Art History and History of Photography to begin in September 2013. The Scholarships will cover the cost of fees (at the UK/EU home rate) and provide a tax-free bursary to successful candidates.
The School is one…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on January 15, 2013 at 23:37 — No Comments
Fotomuseum Winterthur is an international museum. It sees itself as a vibrant space for exhibitions, education and collection, dedicated to the presentation and discourse on photography and images related to photography.
Founded in 1993, Fotomuseum Winterthur sees photography as an art form as well as a documentation of reality. It presents…
Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2012 at 23:05 — No Comments