E-Photo Newsletter #243

by Michael Diemar

New V&A Photography Centre to Open First Phase in London amidst Controversy

On October 12th, London's Victoria & Albert Museum will open the first phase of its new Photography Centre, more than doubling the space dedicated to photography at the museum. Situated in the V&A's Northeast Quarter, the center will reclaim the beauty of three original picture galleries and is part of the V&A's FuturePlan…

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V&A Photography Centre - Render of The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery and Gallery 101 © David Kohn Architects

E-Photo Newsletter #242

by Michael Diemar

The Fourth Edition of Photo London: Good Education Programs, Sprawling, Confusing Fair Layout and Mixed Exhibitor Results

"Photo London is growing", declared Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad of Candlestar as the fourth edition of Photo London opened at Somerset House. There was a record number of exhibitors this year, just over 100 galleries and dealers, plus book publishers. In addition to the historical building, with east and west wings,…

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Entrance to the photo london pavilion in the courtyard. (Photo by Michael Diemar)

E-Photo Newsletter #241

by Alex Novak

Group of Reportedly Altered Daguerreotypes with Dubious Signatures, etc. Appears on Market and Includes Daguerre, Le Gray, the Bisson Frerer and Th. Jacobi

A number of daguerreotypes with reportedly fraudulent signatures, labels, wax seals, etc. have been recently discovered on the market. Their source appears to have come from Poland and/or East Germany, according to major photo collector/investor Michael Mattis and other European dealers and collectors. Several items were offered for sale on Polish and…

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Front of a daguerreotype claiming to be by Gustave Le Gray withdrawn from the recent Swann Gallery Photographs Auction.