Lecture: Heroes

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29 May 2014, 19:00

Room 20

Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions, Gallery Supporters and members) Bookings online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jack Nicholson by David Bailey, 1978 © David Bailey
Jack Nicholson by David Bailey,
1978 © David Bailey

David Bailey has been inspired by numerous artists and photographers, by talented figures as diverse as Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, and pioneer British photographer Roger Fenton. Philippe Garner, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s, and writer and journalist Liz Jobey  discuss Bailey’s inspirational heroes and, in turn, consider the influence has he had on several generations of photographers.

Philippe Garner has been an auctioneer and specialist in photographs and 20th century decorative arts for over forty years. He has written extensively on his specialist fields, and is recognised as an authority on the history of fashion photography.   

Liz Jobey is a writer and editor with a special interest in photography. As an editor she has worked at the Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday Review, the Guardian, and Granta magazine. As a writer she has contributed to the Independent, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Financial Times and the Art Newspaper, writing principally about subjects related to photography. She also works as an editor of photographic books,
most recently, Tony Ray-Jones, American Colour,
published last October by MACK. She has been
a Trustee of the John Kobal Foundation since 1993.
She is currently an Associate Editor at the Financial
Times Weekend Magazine.

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