Talks and Events
Thu 12 Jul 2018

The Social: Archiving Your Work


Our bi-monthly advice and bar night for photographers brings together photographer Dafydd Jones and TPG Archivist Elea Himmelsbach to talk about organising and creating a legacy for your work.

Free, booking essential

Elea Himmelsbach, Archivist at The Photographers’ Gallery, has a key interest is in how the digital introduces new challenges to archive collections and their preservation. She is also leading on the design of an online catalogue that opens up the philanthropic history of the Contemporary Art Society and the impact this has had on museum collections across the UK. She holds an MA in Media Arts Philosophy & Practice from Greenwich University and an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has delivered exhibitions and public programmes for institutions such as ICA London, Modern Art Oxford and Rietberg Museum, Zurich.

Dafydd Jones is a documentary photography, particularly known for his society photographs. He was a prizewinner in The Sunday Times photography competition for his series of photographs of Oxford's ‘Bright Young Things’ in 1981. After moving to New York in 1989, he worked for the New York Observer, Vanity Fair and Paper magazine, before returning to London in 1996. Since then, He’s worked with most of the UK’s broadsheet papers. As a sign of the turbulence in the media he's been 'sacked' by the Telegraph four times under different regimes and worked for several magazines that have failed.  Through tough times his archive has been an important asset that sustained him as a photographer .