Talks & Events
“… And I will Live Forever”: The Intimate Politics of Family Photographs
Tue 18 September, 19.00
Untitled (1971) © Gil Pasternak
To coincide with the exhibition and publication of Fiona Tan's Vox Populi, London, Gil Pasternak investigates the practice of family photography and its interrelationship with the social domain, state politics, and issues of cultural difference, class, nationalism and racism.
Addressing visual examples taken from popular culture and less conventional sources, this talk discusses the fragmentary histories of this subject and challenges prominent historical and sociological debates about family photography.
Dr Gil Pasternak is Senior Lecturer in Photography and Photography Course Leader in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. He writes widely on the participation of professional, vernacular and fine art photography in the solidification and subversion of state and society relations. He is co-editor of Visual Conflicts: On the Formation of Political Memory in the History of Art and Visual Cultures (2011).
Free, booking essential
18 Sep 2012 - 18 Sep 2012
7:00pm - 8:30pm