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Paul Mellon Centre | Concerning Photography–Day 3

December 2, 2021 @ 4:30 am - 12:00 pm

Gain deeper insight into photography in the UK in the last 50 years and its ongoing impact with leading leading curators, researchers, artists and photographers in the final day of this landmark conference
On 14 January 1971, The Photographers’ Gallery opened its doors with The Concerned Photographer, an exhibition that had previously been shown in the United States, Switzerland and Japan, and which presented photography as the optimum medium to document social conditions. This online conference has been organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of The Photographers’ Gallery in 1971 and will explore the legacy of its innovative programming within broader infrastructures of exhibition, display and photographic practice, from the 1970s to the present day.
This is the final day in a series of talks, presentations and discussion taking place across two weeks in November and December that will showcase new research and practices focusing on the histories of photography in Britain over the last 50 years. The event will also offer a space for thinking about the future of the medium and its display, with panels addressing topics such as exhibitions & touring and archival practices. The day concludes with a keynote presentation by artist Antonio Roberts
Please click here for more information on sessions taking place on Thursday 25 November and Wednesday 1 December.
This conference will be held entirely online and is a collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Photographers’ Gallery.
This conference will be held entirely online and is a collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Photographers’ Gallery.
Image: Evident: New Landscape Photography. Installation image courtesy The Photographers’ Gallery Archive, 1996