Panel Discussion: Photography Today

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5 June 2014, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

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

Dining Room (Francis Place) (II)
by Sarah Jones, 1997
Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Mark Durden, author of Phaidon’s Photography Today (2014) is joined by photographer Sarah Jones to discuss themes of the self, the face and the body in photographic works by modern masters such as Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin and James Nachtwey. Moderated by writer, curator and artist  David Campany.

Mark Durden is a writer, artist and lecturer. He has written extensively on photography and contemporary art and publications include Dorothea Lange. He is part of the artists’ group ‘Common Culture’ and Professor of Photography at University of South Wales, UK.

Born in 1959, Sarah Jones lives and works in London. Her work has  been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA, 2013; National Media Museum, Bradford, 2007 and Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam, 2000, among others. Recent UK group exhibitions include Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, National Gallery, London, Nothing In the World But Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2011; Signs of a struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2011; Portraits, Bloomberg Space, London, UK, 2008; Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London. Jones’ most recent monograph is published by Violette Editions with essays by Brian Dillon, David Campany and a conversation with A.M. Homes. Sarah Jones is currently a Reader in Photography at the Royal College of Art.

David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. He writes mainly about photography, art and cinema. His books include Art and Photography (Phaidon 2003), Photography and Cinema (2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), Gasoline (2013) and Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014). He also writes for Frieze, Aperture, Art Review, FOAM magazine, Source and Tate magazine. Recent curatorial projects include Victor Burgin: A Sense of Place (AmbikaP3 London, 2013), Mark Neville, Deeds Not Words (The Photographers’ Gallery London, 2013) and Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film (Le Bal Paris, 2010). David has a Phd and is Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster (London) where he teaches at all levels in both photographic practice and theory. He is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award for his writings on photography.

In association with Phaidon.


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