Featuring over 100 photographs from the archives of Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn, Simon Roberts and Martin Parr as well as new work from Martin Parr, 'The Great British Seaside' celebrates all aspects of British seaside life.
From the RMG's website:
Examine the ambiguities and absurdities of seaside life through this major exhibition of over 100 photographs. All four photographers share a love of the seaside which reveals itself in playful and often profound representations of the British by the sea while still bringing their own distinctive take on the seaside experience. Ray-Jones gives us a social anthropologist’s view, Hurn’s is a nostalgic love letter to the beach, Parr provides an often-satirical examination of class and cliché while Roberts explores our collective relationship with, and impact on, the coast.
For more information and to book tickets click here.
The last chance to apply for the chance to work with Tate's collection of international photography through acquisitions, gifts and bequests as well as leading the strategy for representing photography in the programme; researching, developing and curating exhibitions and collection displays.
Tate are looking for an experienced curator or specialist with an expert knowledge of modern and contemporary art with a particular specialism in photography, supported by a relevant post-graduate degree.
If you think this sounds like you then applications and more information about the poisition can be found here.
Working with one of the largest, richest and most diverse research collections, you will use your specialist knowledge of South Asian art history and archaeology to carry out cataloguing and collection management projects relating to prints, drawings and photographs and associated ephemera.
This section’s remit expands to managing the former India Office collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs as well as other major visual collections in the Library including the British Library Works of Art (Contemporary British Art), Kodak archive and Fox Talbot collection.
Closing date: 22 April 2018
Interview date: Week Commencing 14 May 2018
To apply click here.
Thresholds is an ongoing touring exhibition that restages the world's first major exhibition of photography in a fully immersive experience, in which vistors can walk freely around a digitally reconstructed room. The exhibition transports vistors back in time to 1839, when British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot presented his photographic prints to the public at King Edward's School in Birmingham.
More information on the exhibition and future venues and tour dates can be found here.
Tickets for the Seminar Day of the world premier of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay, in conjunction with RRB Photobooks, are still avaliable.
The day will take place on Saturday 21st April from 9.30am to 4.00pm at Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. The day will include talks from John Myers, Marketa Luscacova in conversation with Ken Grant, Peter Mitchell, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and David Hurn in conversation with Martin Parr.
Tickets can be purchased here.
DCDC Conference 2018: Memory and Transformation.
The call for papers for the above conference is now open.
The deadline is 27 April 2018
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities invites proposals on this year’s theme of ‘memory and transformation’ on any project involving archives, libraries, museums and other heritage and cultural organisations in partnership with each other, communities and the academic sector.
The conference will be held between 19th - 21st November 2018 at the BCEC (Birmingham Conference and Events Centre), Birmingham.
Proposals should be submitted to Melanie Cheung and Laura Tompkins by Friday, 27 April 2017. Please mention you heard about this via the Photographic Collections Network website.
'Beyond the Battlefields' is a series of images by German photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930). The photographers depict Germany before, during and after the First World War. The series is part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig, where Buchler lived and worked. The series is currently touring the UK to commemorate the centenary of the conflict and its legacy.
The exhibition is co-curated by Manchester Metropolitan University historian Professor, Melanie Tebbutt, and Manchester School of Art Media Professor, Jacqueline Butler.
Tebbutt explains; Buchler’s carefully choreographed images chronicled convalescing soldiers, children collecting for recycling campaigns, and babies in war nurseries and are a documentary homage to how ordinary women and children were rising to the challenge of food, labour and material shortages on the home front. Buchler’s calm, disciplined interpretation of civilian life, distant from the violent upheavals of military action at the front, suggest empathy and belief in the human spirit.
Buchler came from a wealthy and well connected background that allowed her access to some of Germany’s most advanced photographic equipment. She was an adopted the world's first colour photographic process, ‘Autochrome’ as early as 1913. These images highlight Buchler's artistic skills as an 'ameteur' photographer and feature in the exhibition.
Jacqueline Butler, Head of Media at Manchester School of Art the importance of Autochrome in Buchler's development as a photographer; This allowed her to develop a visual and aesthetic vision, possibly influenced by her earlier enthusiasm for drawing, oil and watercolour painting. Lyrical family portraits and thousands of studies of flowers and landscapes testify to a comfortable bourgeois life both before and after World War One.
'Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War’ is on display between 19th March - 5th May 2018 at the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield.
Quotes sourced from Katy Cowan's article.
ONE WEEK LEFT: Magnus Jackson: Photographer, Perth Museum and Art Gallery (until 3 March 2018)
Your last chance to see fascinating images by Victorian photographer of Perth, Magnus Jackson, innovatively displayed alongside five contemporary photographers using collodion: http://www.culturepk.org.uk/whats-on/magnus-jackson-photographer-exhibitions/
ONE WEEK LEFT: ‘Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War', Grosvenor Gallery (by Holden Gallery), Manchester Metropolitan University, (until 1 March 2018)
Black and white images of the German home front during the First World War, including images of the photographer's family, working children, injured soldiers returning to Braunschweig, and a series called ‘women in male-dominated professions’. This is the first time that Buchler's work has been displayed outside Germany: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/calendar/kaethe-buchlers-photographs/
FINAL FEW WEEKS: The Apna Heritage Archive Exhibition, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (until 18 March 2018)
Exhibition offering a rare glimpse of 30 years of life captured by Punjabi families across the city, from their own photographs and family albums. Led by Black Country Visual Arts: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/whats-on/apna-heritage-exhibition/
This week, The National Archives announced it will be creating 24 new UK digital traineeships following a successful bid for National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). 'Bridging the Digital Gap' traineeships will commence in October, be based at archive services in the UK with digital expertise and will cover skills in digital acquisition, preservation, access and engagement.
Read more about the scheme on The National Archives website
PCN Members: why not head over to our forum (in the Members' Area on this website) and share your thoughts and questions about digital collections?
Need a change? Here's a few jobs in the museum and photography sector that have come our way, with deadlines early in 2018.
Digitisation Technician, The Postal Museum, closing date 5 Jan 2018
Curator (Maternity cover), The Hepworth Wakefield, closing date 8 Jan 2018
Photography Intern (paid), Strike a Light, closing date 10 Jan 2018
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