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01 May 2019Women behind the Lens - outstanding women photographers and their contribution to the art of photography Talk begins at 2pm
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Women behind the Lens - outstanding women photographers and their contribution to the art of photography Talk begins at 2pm Brian Stater Wednesday 01 May 2019

The work of women photographers has often been unfairly neglected.   This talk seeks to correct that by examining the contribution of three outstanding British practitioners: Julia Margaret Cameron, a Victorian pioneer; Jane Bown a brilliant portraitist (with many credits and awards to her name for her work with the Observer newspaper) and Fay Godwin, who excelled in landscape photography.

We also explore the work of two highly influential American photographers -  Dorothea Lange, who excelled in documentary images and Annie Leibovitz, who continues to both surprise and delight her audience and subjects alike, one of whom was Queen Elizabeth II, who posed for Leibovitz.

Our Speaker: Brian Stater is a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London, where he has lectured since 1997 and is also a very popular speaker with the Arts Society.

An exhibition of Brian's own photographs has been staged at UCL.  He is an engaging and amusing speaker who seeks to entertain as well as inform his audience.