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Is photography fine art? Brian Statter Tuesday 04 December 2018

Brian Statter's chief interests lie in photography, architecture, and history and he combines all three in his lecturing career. He has taught at University College, London since 1997.  He is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography and an exhihition of his own work has been staged at UCL.  To gain a deeper understanding of the skills of some great photographers of the past, he has begun to work with a pre-War Leica.

The lecture will present the argument that photography can equal, not to say exceed, more traditional disciplines in the key areas of portraiture, landscape and still life. Moreover it has carved a niche in depicting the human condition. All these ideas are discussed with reference to the works of some acknowledged masters of photography, including; Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansel Adams and Wolfgan Tillmans.