Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and visual artist Sunil Shah will be in conversation discussing how they use archival research and oral history in their photographic practice. Sign up to join this free lecture following this link.
This free keynote lecture is part of Magnum Photos’ Emerging Writers in Residence programme. Throughout the 5-week free online course 6 participants, who are interested in photography writing and underrepresented in the field, will develop an idea, research images in the Magnum archive, produce their own text, receive editing support from guest experts, and have the work published on a website with a viewership of over 2 million
The course makes a case for the importance of quality photographic writing and visual literacy for the photography industry from voices which have traditionally, and at present, had limited access. A varied forum that allows the consideration, appreciation, and criticism of images is crucial to the survival of a photography organisation that aims to question what it means to be “excellent” in its field. The course takes the photographic archive as its principal focus, but encourages a broad definition of what constitutes the archive.
Date and Time:
Monday, January 25th.