A recent article in the Daily Mail drew my attention to a small group of professional colorists who have been using digital media to colorize photographs of the American Civil War — some iconic, and some quite pedestrian. Much of the online chatter about the pixel-pushers celebrates their ingenuity, patience, andContinue Reading

By Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) Armed with his camera, Randy Hage explores urban landscapes threatened with eradication through development, gentrification, or other civic improvement schemes. Yet unlike the many other salvage-oriented artists who photographically document such streetscapes lest they vanish, Hage translates his photos into meticulously crafted scale models. Rather thanContinue Reading

Christopher Pinney, UCL Anthropology National Highway One spans the 287km between Dhaka and Teknaf Upazila, connecting the Bangladeshi capital with Chittagong, the second largest city.  These photographs, taken over two days in late January 2013, document 26 of the more interesting gas stations on the south bound highway, en-route Chittagong.Continue Reading

From the Jewish Museum Blog: Marc Adelman’s Stelen (Columns) (2007–11) was included in The Jewish Museum exhibitionComposed: Identity, Politics, Sex (Dec. 23, 2011–June 30, 2012). The work comprises a set of photographs Adelman found on a gay dating website. Following a published review of the exhibition, the Museum received complaints from several people whose profile picturesContinue Reading

Control Order House is the latest project of the artist, photographer and archivist Edmund Clark. Clark’s first project, Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, explored the domestic architecture and environment of the Guantanamo Bay Military Base and tracked this “domesticity” back into the homes of British detainees, particularly following the case of  OmarContinue Reading

One Day Meeting, Leicester Saturday March 2nd, 2013 Museums and Galleries History Group/Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University Registration: www.mghg.org/collectingphotographs/ The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From the inception of the medium its double capacity as an aesthetic form and as aContinue Reading

Christopher Pinney, Dept of Anthropology, UCL The name is Studio Suhag. The location is a small industrial town in central India, exactly half-way between Mumbai and Delhi. The photographer is Suresh Punjabi. The images are scanned from medium-format negatives recently retrieved from Suresh’s monsoon damaged godown.  He calls it aContinue Reading

Deadline for Abstracts: Oct 1, 2012 We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, The Photograph and the Album, to be published by MuseumsEtc [www.museumsetc.com] in 2013, edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson and Theresa Wilkie from the School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK. The photograph album carries theContinue Reading

AHRC CDA PhD Studentship PHOTOGRAPHS, MUSEUMS AND ARCHAEOLOGY “Alfred Maudslay, Photography and the Mimetic Technologies of Archaeology: A Study in Method, Process and Effect” Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester/ British Museum, London STARTING JANUARY 2013 An AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship covering stipend and tuition fee costsContinue Reading