Category Archives: Technology

Who's on Twitter?

  In the new issue of Source we set out to find out how many of the most important people in photography are using Twitter. To get a sample of successful people in photography we have included full time curators, … Continue reading

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Kafka's Amerika

One perennial criticism of photography is that it provides a limited and distorting view of the world, one that is particularly pernicious when it shapes, for example, our attitudes to Africa. In this account photographs reinforce stereotypes and confirm an … Continue reading

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More News on Camera Obscuras

In a recent blog post about Fotonow we mentioned that they had been inspired by a Caravan Camera Obscura created by Derek Swindley. We asked for more information and happily his daughter Lesley Swindley has got in touch and agreed … Continue reading

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New Wave 11: Ways of Looking

I take a two-carriage toy train from Manchester across the misty Pennines to Bradford. First a quick detour to visit the National Media Museum (unfortunately a few days too early for the opening of their Tom Wood retrospective) and then … Continue reading

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New Wave 10: Photomobile

David Eaton is one of three who look after Photomobile, an itinerant 'Mobile Photographic Unit' currently parked in Cheshire on the forecourt of the factory of Harman Express (home to Ilford, Kentmere and Harman Photo products). The oldest surviving British … Continue reading

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More Mobile Photography

There's been a lot of response to my last blog post about mobile photography projects so here's another batch of them. Daniel Meadows had cited Sir Benjamin Stone as an inspiration and thought he might have worked on similar lines … Continue reading

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Mobile Photography (no, not telephones)

This coming week, as part of the new Wave season we have two blog posts about organisations that run mobile photography facilities (Fotonow and Photomobile). They both mentioned Daniel Meadows and some other pioneers in this field but were apparently … Continue reading

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How to Curate a Digital Programme...

When the Photographers' Gallery reopened in May as well as redesigned gallery spaces it also boasted a new Curator of Digital Programmes, Katrina Sluis. Visitors to the Gallery were also immediately greeted by a large screen next to the cafe … Continue reading

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PhotoIreland Reviews

Over the weekend I was at PhotoIreland in Dublin to view photographers' work as part of the Portfolio review sessions. The sessions took place at Moxie studios (one of the main venues for the Festival) which provided a relaxing setting for the event. … Continue reading

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Endangered Archives

Small amounts of public funding can make an enormous difference to a photographer. But there are some objectives like, for example, ‘safeguarding the documentary heritage of humankind’ that require more substantial backing. The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library … Continue reading

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