Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as art?
At the heart of this lecture by Brian Stater is the question: Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as art? This is discussed with regard to more traditional artistic genres and with reference to the work of some of the acknowledged masters of photography.
His chief interests lie in photography, architecture and history and he combines all three in his lecturing career. He has taught at University College London, since 1997 and became an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society in 2003. He is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography and an exhibition of his own photographs has been staged at UCL. In an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the skills of some great photographers of the past, he has begun to work with a pre-War Leica camera, as used by his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and many others.