EVENT: Out and About: Photographers in the Historical Landscape
The Photographers' Gallery Series
Out and About: Photographers in the Historical Landscape
13 December 2011 19:00
This talk explores ideas around the photographic excursion and ramble as experienced by photographers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Professor Elizabeth Edwards considers ways in which the relationship between photography and the historical imagination - as a creative dialogue between past and present - were figured through the embodied experience of the photographer walking through the landscape, informed by a heightened awareness of historical topography, and its subsequent translation into photographs.
This talk emerges from an eight-year project by Professor Edwards on amateur photographers and the photographic survey movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Professor Elizabeth Edwards is Director of the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has held academic and curatorial posts in Oxford and London and has written extensively on the relations between history, photography and anthropology, and on the material and haptic engagements with photographs.
This year long Writing Photography series by The Photographers' Gallery aims to investigate differen approaches to writing about photography both creatively and academically.
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