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12200890479?profile=originalIan Sumner has authored a book on the early British photographer J. W. G. Gutch based on five albums produced between 1856 and 1859. In search of the Picturesque. The English photographs of J. W. G. Gutch 1856/59 which is now available.

John Wheeley Gough Gutch was born in Bristol in 1808 and was involved in photography from its earliest days. A contemporary of Talbot, Gutch was experimenting with photography as early as 1841. Partially paralysed and using the wet-collodion process he travelled many miles of rural tracks taking photographs. His work, which influenced the poets and painters of the period, has remained virtually undiscovered for more than 150 years. The images in the book concentrate on his English landscapes and portraits from trips that he undertook between 1856- 59 to Malvern, North Devon, Gloucestershire, Cornwall and The Lake District.

The book selects more than 100 images from five albums, from two photograph collections, and publishes them for the first time and is accompanied by a biography of Gutch.

In search of the Picturesque. The English photographs of J. W. G. Gutch 1856/59
Ian Sumner
ISBN 978-1-906593-27-8
192 pages
Orders to:
Westcliffe Books, an imprint of Redcliffe Press Ltd. 81g, Pembroke Road, Bristol. BS8 3EA. tel: 0117 9737207
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The National Media Museum in Bradford is committed to raising the national profile and enhancing public perceptions of West Yorkshire as a cultural destination and is seeking a Development Manager to support this, The National Media Museum, part of the NMSI Museums Group, exists to promote an understanding and appreciation of photography, film, television, radio and the web. The Museum is looking for a skilled Development Manager to lead its fundraising function. The successful candidate will be joining a well established development operation and will have the opportunity to take it to the next level of success; securing income for the Museum’s ongoing cultural programme and planned capital developments. Closing Date: Friday, 27 November 2009. For further information on this role, please visit or contact Nina Chu at Richmond Associates: or +44 (0)20 8392 6654.
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Campden & District Historical and Archæological Society has been award an Awards for All grant to bring to life the photographs of Jesse Taylor, the photographer in Chipping Campden from 1896 to 1938. Working in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives, CADHAS is conserving and scanning 1500, mainly half-plate, glass plates depicting of all aspects of life in the town and surrounding villages. Jesse Taylor was a typical high street photographer taking photographs of everything, from formal family groups, to informal shots of children at play, interiors of houses, exterior shots of well-known Cotswold buildings – and events of all kinds, from football matches to the visit of King Edward Vll in 1905 and Campden’s celebrations for the 1935 Jubilee. Taylor had a shop but seemingly no studio - all the photographs were taken elsewhere. Many of the photos can be matched with accounts in the local paper and with oral history recordings which were started in the 1980s. An exhibition is planned for 23-24 January 2010 in Chipping Campden Town Hall, where a selection of Taylor's photographs will be displayed alongside the results of the competition to bridge 'life today and life 100 yrs ago'. There will be biographical information about Jesse Taylor's life and family. See:
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RPS Historical Group brochure

12200884663?profile=originalA resurgent RPS Historical Group has launched a new brochure outlining the remit of the Group and highlighting its activities and aims, as well as emphasising its close links with the RPS Collection now located at the National Media Museum in Bradford. A pdf version of the brochure can be downloaded by clicking here, and there is more on the Group at: The Group publishes The PhotoHistorian and arranges meetings and visits to collections of interest in the UK and Europe.
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alternative photography

This is a request, for original Victorian photography. I am currently searching for original Victorian glass plate negatives, or ordinary original negatives/photographs of community life.For producing art work with. I am particularly interested in images from Somerset where I have lived for 35 years. I am a practicing artist graduating from Plymouth University in 2007 with a BA (hons) in Fine Art. I specialized in photography. I have recently exhibited for Somerset art weeks 2009. You can access my web page there, by submitting the name Janice Sturch-Williams.
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William Henry Fox Talbot is usually remembered as a photographic inventor and influential early voice on photographic aesthetics, but like many of his contemporaries Talbot’s interests covered a wide range of intellectual endeavours. This two-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together historians of science, art historians, and practitioners of the many scholarly fields to which Talbot contributed. Featuring new research based on Talbot's manuscript collection, recently made available at the British Library, the workshop will present the opportunity to explore Talbot's participation in the wider networks and institutions of Victorian science and scholarship, and to rethink the relation between photography and these other fields. The workshop is being organised by Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge from Thursday, 24 June to Saturday, 26 June 2010. Convenors: Mirjam Brusius (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge and the British Library), Chitra Ramalingam (Mellon/ACLS Fellow, CRASSH, University of Cambridge), Katrina Dean (Curator for the History of Science, British Library). Further details of the programme will be available in due course, in the meantime for administrative enquiries please contact:
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