Photo London 2022 Talks | Fri 13 May

Overseen by renowned author, curator, professor, and museum director William A. Ewing, the Photo London Talks Programme presents a strong line-up of speakers for its 2022 edition.

Providing listeners with a unique insight into some of the world’s most exciting voices in the medium, expect to hear lively talks, debates and discussions to broaden – and deepen – your understanding of photography.  

For the 2022 edition, there is a mixture of online and on-site talks.

On-site talk tickets cost £9.50 (special fair offer, all talks now £5.00!) These can be booked via the Somerset House website. Nikon talks are free of charge however booking in advance is strongly advised. Please note, talk tickets do not include admission to the Fair, you must have a day ticket to attend the talk. All on-site talks will take place in the Screening Room.


13.00 – 14.00
Troubled Paradise
Artist Anastasia Samoylova and writer, curator, artist, and educator David Campany discuss Floridas, their latest publication bringing together photographs by Samoylova and Walker Evans of America’s most complex and misunderstood state.

14.30 – 15.30
Under the Surface with Fine Art Photographer Therese Asplund
In 2020 when Covid slowed everything down she set out to, jet another time, challenge herself and started a project where she wanted to create the same kind of fine art portraiture she does in the studio but underwater this time. Hear Therese talk about the struggles, the failures and what she did to finally succeed in making colorful and “flowing” fine art portraits, with beautifully controlled lighting, below the surface.

16.00 – 17.00
Was Frank Horvat a Feminst?
Fiammetta Horvat and curator Dr Susan Bright delve into how Frank Horvat's relationship with his models what he called 'the true woman'. How did he collaborate with his sitters? How far did he push the boundaries for women to be natural? 

17.30 – 18.30
Paradise to Landscape: Los Angeles in the 1970s
Conceptual artist Grey Crawford talks to author, curator, professor, and museum director William A. Ewing about his work.