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Visiting Lecturer: Peter Mitchell

Current Photography students at USW (Caerleon Campus) are looking forward to welcoming Peter Mitchell this Thursday.

Thursday 28th November @ 2.30pm

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Peter Mitchell had the first landmark colour photography exhibition in the UK at Impressions Gallery in York in 1979. Titled ‘A New Refutation of the Viking IV Space Mission’, the show depicted the factories and small shop owners of Leeds, all photographed in a very formal manner with the aid of a stepladder. The idea was that this is how Leeds might be seen by aliens departing from their spaceship when the Mission from Mars finally lands on the unsuspecting city! In the 1970s, Peter worked as a truck driver for Sunco, and photographed the sights of Leeds on his journeys around the city, but has also taken pictures in Sheffield and elsewhere. Some of Peter’s work was included in ‘How We Are: Photographing Britain’ at Tate Britain in 2007.

Northern echo: Extraordinary photographs of Leeds in the 1970s reveal a vanished world

Northern echo: Extraordinary photographs of
Leeds in the 1970s reveal a vanished world

 

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