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History of Russian photography

20th January 2006

Dear all,
The following, and in the attachment, was received from a member.
Best wishes

Courtauld Institute of Art and UK Friends of the Hermitage

Sponsored by the financial services group, WMG Advisors LLP

Study day on the history of Russian photography, 1840-1940

Saturday 11 February 2006
10am – 6pm
in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Tickets for the day £25 (includes coffee and tea breaks, lunch, and drinks reception)

To book tickets please contact:
by email: [removed]
or by telephone on 020 7848 2909
or by post to: Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

The aim of the study day is to explore the historical development of photography in Russia. While photography in the UK, France, America and elsewhere in Europe has been extensively researched and much has been published, the story of photography in Russia is, by comparison, little known.


David Elliott, editor of ‘Photography in Russia 1840-1940’ (1992), now director of the Mori Art Museum in Japan – An overview of the history of Russian photography Prof. Larry Schaaf, Baltimore – Henry Talbot, Dr. Hamel and Roger Fenton: the impact of British photographers on Russia Edward Kasinec, Curator of Slavic and Baltic Division, New York Public Library – The later Romanovs: photographed, photographers and sponsors Richard Pare, photography historian and former Curator of Photography at the Canadian Centre for Architecture – Rodchenko and the Constructivists Gallina Miroliubova, Curator, The State Hermitage Museum –- The Collection of Russian Photographs in the State Hermitage Elena Barkhatova, Curator of Photography at the National Library, St. Petersburg – Masterpieces of the Russian School of Photography from the National Library of Russia Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Curator of Photography, Musée d’Orsay, Paris – The making of an exhibition: collections of Russian photographs in Russia and France Lindy Grant, Keeper of the Conway Library at the Courtauld Institute of Art – Photographs of Russia in the Conway Library, c.1870-c.1950: collectors and photographers

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