Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Wednesday 6 May, 6-7:30
Work in Progress Seminar
Raul Valdivia (Birkbeck, Iberian and Latin American Studies)
Popular or vernacular photography in Peru
This paper explores how the act of photographing the ‘masas populares’ by the masses themselves is part of a representational process where aesthetic and political elements are combined to create counter-hegemonic visual narratives and histories from below.
Tuesday 12 May, 7-9
Jacques Derrida, ‘The Deaths of Roland Barthes’, The Work of Mourning (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2001) 31-67
Wednesday 20 May, 6-8:00
Photographs of London
Tom Allbeson (Nottingham) on Herbert Mason, ‘St Paul's’, 29 December 1940; Lynda Nead (Birkbeck) on Bert Hardy, ‘Life in the Elephant’, Picture Post, January 1949; Ian Walker (Newport) on Thomas Struth, ‘Clinton Road’ 1977; Responding: Mike Seaborne (Freelance, formerly Museum of London).
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