Conflict and the Camera Season
A unique Conflict and the Camera Season at Imperial War Museum North in Manchester is bringing together renowned photographers, one-off events, and world-class photography this April.
On Saturday 17 April, leading figures from the world of war photography will debate whether we are in danger of losing photography of key events in history due to restrictions on, and developments in, the media. The panel includes multi-award winning, contemporary conflict photographer Simon Norfolk. Tickets can be booked through www.quaytickets.com.
Mines Advisory Group photographer Sean Sutton, whose moving images of landmine survivors are currently on display in huge 5 metre high frames outside Imperial War Museum North, is another panellist in debate, entitled The Future Of War Photography. As part of the event Sutton and Norfolk will both deliver talks about their work preceding the debate on 17 April.
Other panellists are Jon Levy, Director of FOTO8, and David Campbell, Professor of Cultural and Political Geography at the University of Durham. The event will be chaired by Paul Hermann, Director of the photography network Redeye.
The debate is part of a season of events timed to coincide with the Museum's critically acclaimed new exhibition, Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin. This is the largest ever UK exhibition on the life and work of one of the greatest living war photographers. For more than 50 years, McCullin's images have shaped our awareness of modern conflict and its consequences and now more than 200 photographs, objects, magazines and personal memorabilia are on public display - many for the first time.
The day after the debate on Sunday 18 April, Hilary Roberts, from Imperial War Museum's huge and prestigious Photographic Archive, will give a compelling free workshop on how to read and understand photographs. Roberts is a world leading expert on war photography and curator of Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin.
Regular Closer Look tours of the exhibition by Museum staff are ongoing and take place at 2.30pm most Tuesdays and Thursdays until June. On Sundays, 2.15pm In Focus tours are followed by a short film screening.
Jim Forrester, Imperial War Museum North Director, said: 'Large numbers of visitors are really appreciating our special exhibition Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin. The Conflict and the Camera Season will continue to expand on how war shapes lives - proving why Imperial War Museum North has already been named as one of the top three large visitor attractions in the country for 2010.'
Conflict and the Camera: The Future of War Photography
Saturday 17 April,
1pm - 6pm (Ideal for ages 14+)
Are we in danger of losing photographic coverage of key events of our history? Talks by photographers Simon Norfolk and Sean Sutton precede a debate on the future of war and conflict photography. Starting at 4pm the debate is chaired by Paul Hermann, Director of Redeye and panellists include photographers Simon Norfolk and Sean Sutton, Jon Levy (Foto8) and Professor David Campbell (Durham University).
Tickets £8, concessions £6
Contact 0843 208 0500 or www.quaytickets.com to book
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