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Thursday late: Photography in the new decade - an evening with Stephen Bull

Thursday 18 February 2010, 6.15pm to 7.45pm

At this special event writer, lecturer and photographer Stephen Bull will be launching his new book Photography and talking about the issues photography faces in the new decade.

Stephen says ‘each day of this new decade (whatever it is called), we are likely to encounter more photographs than ever before. Photographs are seen in print and viewed on screens. Among other things, they can be art to analyse, advertising to persuade us to part with cash, celebrity images to aspire to, and Facebook snapshots to entertain or embarrass us.‘

To accompany the launch of his book Photography, published by Routledge, Stephen will show and discuss a selection of photographs in order to examine the nature and culture of photography in the second decade of the 21st century.

Following the talk there will also be an opportunity to ask Stephen questions and a book signing.

Refreshments will be available.

Free event.
Booking advised.

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More about Stephen Bull

Stephen has exhibited at venues including Tate Britain and The Photographer’s Gallery, London.  His visual work has appeared in Creative Camera, The Independent, The Telegraph Magazine, Time Out and on BBC2.  He has published two books of photographs A Meeting with a Celebrity (2004) and Meeting Hazel Stokes (2006).

As well as his book Photography (in the Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications series) will be published in 2009 and he has also written a number of essays for publications including Joachim Schmid: Photoworks 1982-2007 (Photoworks/ Stiedl 2007) and the chapter on photography for the book The Media: An Introduction (Third Edition, Pearson 2009).  Around fifty articles and reviews by Stephen have appeared in magazines including Source: The Photographic Review, Creative Camera, Photoworks, Portfolio and Art Review.

Stephen curated To Be Honest, the open submission exhibition for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2003.  He has also run courses on Photography as Art, Photography and the City and Photography and Celebrity at Tate Modern and spoken at conferences at The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He is currently Course Leader for Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

'Photography' by Stephen Bull

'Photography' by Stephen Bull

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'Photography' by Stephen Bull Stephen Bull: Hazel Stokes and Lionel Blair, from the series 'Meeting Hazel Stokes' (2006)