Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Recent years have duly witnessed an explosion of scholarship considering the social and psychological impact of taking photographs. This course draws on recent approaches to explore the wide-ranging changes in perception brought about by the technology since its invention in 1839. How has photography shaped the aesthetic sensibilities and ethical sensitivities of the modern world?
Through a series of discrete but related talks by experts in the field, this programme considers how the camera has informed our understanding of art, politics, nature and the self.
The programme is:
21 February - ‘Introduction to Series: What Is Photography?’
Dr Sean Willcock, Birkbeck, University of London.
28 February - ‘Portraiture, the Album and the Self’
Dr Patrizia Di Bello, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck University of London.
7 March - ‘Making an Art of Photography’
Dr Juliet Hacking, Program Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
14 March - ‘Reframing Fields of Vision: From “Pencil of Nature” to Environmental Futures’
Prof Liz Wells, Plymouth University.
21 March - ‘War Photography: The Pleasure of Ruins’
Simon Norfolk, award-winning freelance photographer whose work has featured in many leading publications and galleries around the world.
Enrolment for the course is now open. To see the syllabus for the course or to book click here.
Photography and its histories
21 February to 21 March 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Every Thursday for five weeks.
Open to all and free to attend, but enrolment is required.
London: Paul Mellon Centre
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