22nd February 2017
Women behind the Lens
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: Julia Margaret Cameron, a Victorian pioneer; Jane Bown, a brilliant portraitist; and Fay Godwin, who excelled in landscape photography. The work of two highly influential Americans is also explored: Dorothea Lange, who excelled in documentary images; and Annie Leibovitz who continues to both surprise and delight her audiences.
Brian Stater’s chief interests lie in photography, architecture and history and he has combined all three in his lecturing career. He has taught at University College London, since 1997 and became a NADFAS lecturer in 2003. Brian is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography and an exhibition of his own photographs has been staged at UCL. In an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the skills of some great photographers of the past he works with a pre-War Leica camera as used by, among many others, his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson. An engaging and amusing speaker he seeks to entertain as well as inform his audience.