July 2019

Photography as Fine Art - Brian Stater

Welcome to The Arts Society Monmouthshire
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00
Gateway Christian Centre
Monk Street Abergavenny NP7 5ND

Photography as Fine Art 
This is the question at the heart of the lecture.

Photography as Fine Art - Brian Stater 

This question is at the heart of a lecture which argues that photography can equal, not to say exceed. more traditional disciplines in the key genres of portraiture. landscape and still life. Photography, moreover, has carved its own area of excellence in depicting the human condition. All these ideas are discussed with reference to the work of some of the acknowledged masters of photography including Henri Cartiefr-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansel Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Brian Slater's 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 a NADFAS lecturer 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.