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The Photographer as Collector

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The Photographer as Collector

Time: June 20, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Sidney Cooper Gallery
City/Town: Canterbury
Website or Map: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/s…
Phone: 01227 453 267
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Harriet Gifford
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2013

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Free event, booking essential: gallery@canterbury.ac.uk

In On Photography Susan Sontag writes: "To collect photography is to collect the world".

This illustrated talk shall consider the imaginative practice of collecting as a means of communication. Photographer and Lecturer Sam Vale will illustrate this concept through outlining his own practice, which investigates the motivation and satisfactions of collecting. In addition to discussing his own work, Sam will examine how photographers and artists such as Martin Parr, Erik Kessels and Richard Wentworth have used collecting to inform their own creative practices. The lecture shall consider how collecting and photography are inventive processes that rely on selection and arrangement to express ideas about the world in which we live.

This event is open to the public.

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