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Talk: Dawn Parsonage and found photography / London, 6 June 2018

Dawn Parsonage is a Photographic artist and collector of found photography based in London. For over 20 years she has collected thousands of photographs, negatives, slides and stereo-cards from anonymous photographers. Concentrating on the 1850s-1950s, she searches for the unexpected, humorous, emotive and beautiful. Images, that when viewed with a modern eye, are just as emotive as those taken by named and celebrated photographers. 

The talk will take a broad look at her collection and ask:

  • What can these forgotten images teach us about our own relationship with photography today? 
  • Can the act of collecting found photography be viewed as an art form? 
  • What role do images which have begun to degrade play in Dawn's work?
  • How did the progression in photographic technology influence these images? 
  • How does Dawn's collection influence her own photography?
  • What is the future of found photography?"

Limited places are available. 
£3 per ticket, 

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