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Symposium: Seeing Observing Thinking - 17-18 May 2014

August Sander died in 1964 and at this event on Saturday, 17 May 2014, fifty years on, speakers will discuss his life and his work from various perspectives.This two-day event celebrating the work of two fascinating practitioners is jointly organised by the East Midlands Region and the Historical Group of The Royal Photographic Society. It includes Sander's grandson, photographer Gerd Sander, who will speak and open the event. Other speakers include Hugo Worthy, New Walk Museum, Leicester; Professor Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University Leicester, and Dr Katja Hock, Nottingham Trent University.

On Sunday 18 May 2014, Anthony Penrose will offer some reflections on his life as the son of Lee Miller. He will also make a presentation on aspects of the life and work of Man Ray.

This is a special event with outstanding internationally known speakers.

Cost: for the two days which includes refreshments and lunch - £75 / £60 (RPS members); £45 single day (including light refreshments and buffet lunch)

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