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A series of lectures hosted by the Historical Group of the Royal Photographic Society

In my final months as Chair of the Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group – I am pleased to share two events that we have arranged which may be of great interest. 

The first event on Tuesday 23 January 2018, is the

Inaugural lecture  of the Colin Ford Lecture Series celebrating significant photographers and collections.

'André Kertész - The Real Biography?’ given by Robert Gurbo.

Robert Gurbo is the Curator of the André Kertész Estate in New York and has promised a fascinating first-hand perspective on Andre Kertész, celebrating his life and work.

The venue is the Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom
W1G 6JY - 18:00 - 20:00

Places can be booked online at

Image copyright and courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész ©2017 All Rights Reserved.

The second event is the

Historical Group’s Afternoon Lectures at the V&A

Saturday 14 April 13:30 - 15:30, V&A Seminar Room 5, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL

The afternoon comprises a series of fascinating lectures ranging from the recently exhibited to those yet to be.

Sophie Gordon Head of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust will speak on the latest exhibition from the Royal Collection - Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Dr Ed Bylina will present his perspective on ‘Early Photography in the Medical Profession’

Betty Yao and Deborah Ireland will be speaking on John Thomson’s photography in London and the Tropics

Places can be booked online at

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