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The Short History of Surrealist Photography: Lecture by Ian Walker

Wig Stall, Petticoat Lane – Nigel Henderson, 1952 © The Henderson Estate

Wig Stall, Petticoat Lane – Nigel Henderson, 1952 © The Henderson Estate

October 8 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Free entry

The Short History of Surrealist Photography

Everyone is welcome to attend the inaugural professorial lecture of Professor Ian Walker.

No area of surrealism has received more critical attention recently than photography. But this emphasis dates only from the late 1970s, fifty years after surrealism was founded. Why there has been this recent interest in surrealist photography and what does it tell us about changing attitudes to both surrealism and photography?

About Prof Walker:

Born in Birmingham in 1952, Ian Walker studied Art History at Manchester and the Courtauld Institute, London. An interest in photography was sparked by coming to work at Newport and he has subsequently developed courses here in the history of photography. He has also written extensively about the medium, including two books on the relationship between Surrealism and photography. His own photographic work has also been published and exhibited in Britain and Europe.

Details:

This free event is held at City Campus, Newport. Everyone is welcome to attend. However, we ask that you kindly let us know in advance by contacting Jane MacCuish on 01443 483345 or email jane.maccuish@southwales.ac.uk.

Light refreshments will be served beforehand at 5.30pm and followed by a hot buffet. Directions can be found here.

 

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