Photo London 2019 Talks | Fri 17 May

Fri 17 Mar 2019
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

The 2019 Talks Programme is guest curated by William A. Ewing, curator and writer, former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.

SUSAN MEISELAS IN CONVERSATION WITH JO WEBSTER | 11.45 - 12.35
Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer who lives and works in New York. She is recognised for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Jo Webster is the Managing Editor for Strategy and Operations in EMEA at Reuters.

THE EVER- INTRIGUING VIVIEN MAIER: ANNA SPARHAM AND ANN MARKS IN CONVERSATION | 13.00 - 13.50
Photographer nanny Vivian Maier took the world by storm with the posthumous discovery of images that captured the universality of the human condition. Heralded as one of the most acclaimed photographers of the last century, Maier’s personal life and motivations have remained a mystery. Now biographer Ann Marks reveals new information regarding Vivian Maier’s background and photographic development in order to better inform our understanding of the artist and her work. In this conversation, author Anna Sparham will discuss the astonishing presentation by Ann Marks and her discoveries regarding the mystery that is Vivian Maier.

YANG LI AND ANTOINE D’AGATA IN CONVERSATION WITH LUCY KUMARA MOORE | 14.15 - 15.05
Director of Claire de Rouen Lucy Kumara Moore will discuss the collaboration and upcoming exhibition between Magnum Photos photographer Antoine d’Agata and the fashion designer Yang Li. Moore recently curated Here We Are, a major exhibition of post war British photography for the luxury fashion brand Burberry.

RPS PRESENTS ELLEN CAREY BACK TO THE FUTIRE: THE AVANT-GARDE IS AN ADDRESS | 16.00 - 16.50
For the Royal Photographic Society’s lecture, Ellen Carey will discuss her own work from her student days to the present and, in so doing will contextualise photography as a visual art and game-changer in the forefront of the avant-garde.

ERIK MADAGAN HECK IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW SANIGAR | 17.15 - 18.05
Erik Madigan Heck, one of the most prolific and successful fashion photographers working today will be in conversation with Andrew Sanigar, Thames & Hudson Commissioning Editor for Photography and Design. They will discuss Erik’s career to date, his art and fashion publication Nomenus and his many creative collaborations.

VANESSA WINSHIP IN CONVERSATION WITH ALONA PARDO | 18.30 - 19.20
The acclaimed British photographer Vanessa Winship will discuss her work with Barbican curator Alona Pardo. Since the late 1980s Vanessa Winship has assiduously chronicled the lives of those living in contested lands, from Turkey to Kosovo and beyond, making work that moves surefootedly and poetically between reportage, portraiture, landscape and documentary practice.

LEICA PRESENTS RALPH GIBSON | 19.40 - 20.30
This year Leica Camera honours the long-time Leica devotee Ralph Gibson. Ralph Gibson is one of the leading fine art photographers working today. Known for his evocative, sensual and surreal gaze – producing deeply monochrome images via the combination of vision, camera and oily black print. Gibson has been compiling images for over 60 years with his first introduction to photography taking place during his time in the U.S. Navy in the late 1950s. He went on to study photography at the California School of Fine Arts, to work in the dark rooms of Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank and to create the stela and revered bodies of work; The Somnambulist, Deja-Vu, Days at Sea and Quadrants to name only some. He founded the publishing company, Lustrum Press and was the first person to publish Larry Clarke’s book; Tulsa.