WPS Guest Speaker – Brian Stater
Photographs as Fine Art
Brian Stater has recently retired as a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London, where he taught for 25 years.
He has lectured to audiences of the Arts Society since 2002. Brian is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography.
Some years ago he began to work with a pre-War Leica IIIa camera, to more fully understand the equipment used by his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson.
About the talk
Brian asks whether photography can compete with or equal other artistic disciplines to become Fine Art.
The question is at the heart of a lecture looking in particular at the genres of portraiture, landscape and still life.
All these ideas are discussed with reference to the work of some of the acknowledged masters of photography including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansel Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.
(this talk was originally scheduled for 27 October 2020 but had to be postponed)
The talk will be in the Hampshire Record Office Cinema. Members who want to attend should book online either using the direct WebCollect link or the form below.