miércoles, 23 de febrero de 2011

The Photographers Gallery Newsletter

The Photographers Gallery

* The Social

Ethics and Fashion Imagery
Mon 28 February 18.30 - 21.00

The Social is a monthly night for photography professionals and enthusiasts to meet, have a drink, and talk about current aspects of photography.

Free, no booking but spaces limited
Barrio Central, Poland Street, London W1F 8PS

The Social is organised with the British Journal of Photography

Boulevard du Temples, 1830 (detail) by Louis Daguerre
Key Speakers at the AA

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.

Tickets: £5.00/ £3.50 concessions. Find out more and book

Location: Architectural Association, London

* Artists in Residence  FrenchMottershead

Discuss their Soho Project
Wed 16 March 19.00

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...

Free, booking essential. Find out more and book

Location: Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD

Rebecca & Andrew are still looking for participants. If you live in Soho and would like to take part contact them on 07951 537 012, or email info@frenchmottershead.com

Langa, Cape Town, c.1951. (detail) Photograph by Bryan Heseltine
Writing Photography 6

Travelling Photographic Histories: From 1950s Cape Town to Britain, and Back
Tue 29 March 19.00

An evening with the journal Photography & Culture.

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.

Tickets: £5.00/ £3.50 concessions. Find out more and book

Location: 7 - 9 William Road, London NW1 3ER

* From our Bookshop

Visit our Online Shop for new books, rare limited editions, and our unique collection of cameras...

If you can't find what you're looking for online, we're on hand to help. Visit us at our temporary Central London location, just call first.
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 18.00
3rd Floor
7 - 9 William Road
London NW1 3ER

+44 (0) 20 7087 9323

* From the BFI...

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.


Tilly Losch by E.O. Hoppé, 1928 © 2011 Curatorial Assistance, Inc. / E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection
From the National Portrait  Gallery...

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.

To find out more visit www.npg.org.uk/hoppe

Emotion by Jack Eames ABIPP
From the BIPP...

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

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