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Symposium: The Camera, Colonialism and social networks / Broughton House, 9 April 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the symposium: The Camera, Colonialism and Social Networks, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. Join us to hear talks on themes inspired by the photographic collection of E A Hornel, delivered by nine academics, curators, collections managers and researchers from around the UK.

During this symposium, we’ll hear how networks used for sharing photographs have developed and changed, from photography’s earliest history to today’s social media platforms. Many of Hornel’s photographs came from Japan, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and Myanmar (then Burma). They ask sometimes uncomfortable questions about how ‘foreign’ people and places were viewed and photographed by western visitors. During the symposium we’ll explore examples of this from around the world, from Hornel’s time to today.

Taking place in Hornel’s ornate gallery in Broughton House, this symposium is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with an interest in Hornel, the imagery of colonialism or the continually evolving medium of photography and the networks that sustain it, to meet and hear from similarly interested academics, researchers and enthusiasts.

See the programme and book here: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/symposium-the-camera-colonialis...

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