Saturday 14th May, 2011
11:15am to 12:45pm
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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