Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Local Newspaper Archive

The most high profile victims among photography archives have been newspaper archives. With the advent of digital photography the cost of keeping large collections of negatives and prints that were rarely used did not seem justifiable. In many cases they … Continue reading

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The John Blakemore Archive

The second in our series of archive visits took us to Birmingham Central Library. The Library has acquired a large part of the archive of photographer John Blakemore to add to its already extensive photographic collection. Conversations with key people … Continue reading

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Inside the Magnum Archive

You are an internationally renowned photographers' agency with a massive collection of photographs that you supply to publishers as part of your business. Technology changes and now pictures are dealt with entirely digitally. What do you do with your archive … Continue reading

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Ffotogallery's Book Arts Fayre

Last weekend I was at Turner House as part of Ffotogallery's Book Arts Fayre. On this occasion Source was one of the more mainstream publishers, with the majority of the other stall holders being made up of individual photographers or … Continue reading

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Charlotte Cotton resigns from Media Museum

Charlotte Cotton is resigning from her position as Creative Director for London Galleries at the National Media Museum, a position she took up in October 2009. The Galleries called ‘Media Space’ have been beset with delays and difficulties with raising … Continue reading

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Photographs of Animals

     We went to visit London Zoo Library. The library itself is a galleried room decorated with small animal sculptures and lined with books and journals relating to zoology. Ann Sylph, the helpful librarian, explained that the photographic collection relates … Continue reading

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