Wednesday 7th April 2021 – Women Behind the Lens: Outstanding Female Photographers and Their Contribution to the Art of Photography

Women Behind the Lens: Outstanding Female Photographers and Their Contribution to the Art of Photography

Migrant Woman - Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother (1936)
Dorothea Lange

Image in the public domain

Wednesday 7th April 2021

Brian Stater

The work of women photographers has often been unfairly neglected. This lecture seeks to correct that by examining the contribution of three outstanding British practitioners; Victorian pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, portraitist Jane Bown and landscape photographer Fay Godwin – and that of two influential Americans – Dorothea Lange, with her documentary images, and contemporary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Brian Stater is a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London. His principal academic interest lies in the appreciation of architecture, while a strong personal enthusiasm is for photography. An exhibition of his own photographs has been held at University College London. He is a member of the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photography and works with a pre-war Leica camera, as used by his great hero Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others.

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