Panel 2a: The Future is Now: Photographers and their Archives

A session at National Photography Symposium

Saturday 14th May, 2011

11:15am to 12:45pm (GMT)

Over the last 5 years Birmingham Central Library has been involved in acquiring extensive archives relating to the life and work of key British photographers including Paul Hill and John Blakemore. It has also been working alongside Daniel Meadows as he archives his life's work. These experiences have highlighted the need for greater dialogue between mid to late career photographers and collecting institutions and the need to develop a model of best practice that would enable photographers and institutions to work together to help preserve the nations photographic heritage. This talk will explore some of the early ideas resulting from this work.
Pete James, Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library, is responsible for one of the UK's national collections of photography. He has curated exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography in and beyond the UK and is published internationally.
Paul Hill is a photographer, writer and teacher and and has worked tirelessly to spread the appreciation and understanding of photography through his books such as Dialogue with Photography and Approaching Photography, and his widely admired study centre The Photographer's Place. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his role in British photography, including a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, a fellowship of the Hasselblad Foundation, and an M.B.E.
Chair: Paul Herrmann

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Time 11:15am12:45pm GMT

Date Sat 14th May 2011

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