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Lectures on photography

From: Angels Arribas <aarribas<-at->
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
Let's Talk About Photography series 2009
Institute of Conservation Photographic Materials Group

The "Lets Talk About Photography lectures" have been invited to join
a special event organized by the British Library titled "The
wonderful world of early photography: A discovery day", Saturday 7
November 2009, 11am-4:30pm.

Full programme available at


Photographic History Without Photographs
Conference Centre Auditorium
The British Library, London, UK
Saturday 7 November 2009

Speaker: Michael Pritchard, Photographic Historian

    Abstract: The first photographic histories published from the
    1880s were written by reference to the principal people,
    discoveries and events to produce all-encompassing surveys of
    the medium, usually based on histories published in the early
    manuals and photographic press. There are less well-known
    sources--some of which are represented in the Library
    collections--that can give us a broader understanding of
    photographic history. This lecture looks at some of these:
    manufacturers' and photographers' trade catalogues, patents,
    company documents, legal documents, auction catalogues,
    handbills and printed ephemera and discusses what else they can
    tell us about photography.

    The lecture draws on material from the British Library
    collections, other institutions, as well as private collections.
    It argues that these hard to find sources have much to tell us
    about photography's various histories, and can illuminate
    aspects of the past beyond traditional historical sources, and
    place photography within a wider economic and social context.
    Concentrating on the period from 1839 to the 1930s but
    occasionally venturing up to the 1960s this lecture is heavily
    illustrated and is intended to be of interest to both a general
    and specialist audience.

Booking: This lecture is free to attend but pre-booking through
Angels Arribas <<-at->3xl<.>cat>, Conservator of Photographs is

You must register by 30 October 2009, maximum of 30 people.

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