Boulevard du Temples, 1830 (detail) by Louis Daguerre
Revisiting the Boulevard du Temple: Architecture and Proto-Photography, with Prof Howard Caygill Wed 9 March 18.00
This black & white image is of the Boulevard du Temples, Paris, captured in the 1830s by photographic pioneer Louis Daguerre.
"The boulevard should be crowded with people and carriages, and yet, because the cameras of the period required an extremely long exposure time, absolutely nothing of this moving mass is visible. Nothing, that is, except a small black silhouette on the sidewalk..." - Giorgio Agamben.
In this talk Prof Howard Caygill reconsiders these writings by political philosopher Agamben, setting the image in the context of Daguerre's earlier work on panoramic cityscapes and dioramas.
Artist duo FrenchMottershead are working with residents of Soho to highlight the pleasures and challenges of living in this compact area of Central London.
The project will be realised through staged group portraits of residents in their homes, making visible the domestic spaces beyond a visitor’s experience of bars and shops. Urban gardening, cat-sitting, and the Household Cavalry included...
Prof Darren Newbury presents a historical and biographical approach to photographs taken during the apartheid era in South Africa. This talk explores the complex motivations behind the creation of images, how they have subsequently found their way to new locations, and how these travels change their value and perception.
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Nicolas Roeg Season at BFI Southbank 17 February - 30 March
The BFI are celebrating Nicolas Roeg's visionary spirit in a season showing some of his endlessly fascinating series of works. With a selection of iconic films from Don’t Look Now to The Man Who Fell to Earth, Roeg has proven to be one of cinema's most influential mavericks.
Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street Until 30 May 2011
E.O. Hoppé is one of the most important photographers of the early twentieth century. Celebrated during his lifetime, much of Hoppé's work has only recently been reassembled and this major survey will enable visitors to discover this forgotten master.
The exhibition brings together Hoppé's strikingly modernist portraits of important personalities including George Bernard Shaw, Margot Fonteyn and Vita Sackville-West with his fascinating photojournalist studies capturing the realities of day-to-day life in Britain between the wars.
The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) has introduced a new Friends’ Membership Package, which costs £100 + VAT per year and includes some great benefits including discounts on training courses.
Training courses for March: 16 March: Mastering Weddings 17 March: Reflecting Beauty 28 March: Essential Portraiture
For further information or to book online visit www.bipp.com