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Archive Connections with Edmund Clark

Thursday 11 November 2010, 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Come along and discover connections between historical war photographs and contemporary work by photographer Edmund Clark.

Edmund Clark's work revealing the censored correspondence sent to former Guantanamo detainee and UK resident Omar Deghayes is being shown at Impressions Gallery as part of the group exhibition Bringing the War Home, until 14 November 2010. This international exhibition challenges the conventions of traditional war photography and draws together powerful photographic responses that connect both directly and indirectly with conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Drop in between 3.00pm and 4.30pm at Insight (The National Media Museums Collections & Research Centre) for the special opportunity to view original photographs from the museum’s archive and to explore their significance in relation to Clark's work. 
Clark will be leading a discussion about the selected images and why they are important to him at 3.30pm.

The selection includes a variety of amateur and professional photographs, spanning the last 150 years of conflict. Rarely seen photographs from Roger Fenton’s early images of the Crimean War and John Hindes insightful propaganda images of British life in WW2 will be displayed and discussed.

This event is FREE, but please book in advance as places are limited on 01274 737843 or email

For directions to the National Media Museum and a location map please click here, the museum is only a short five minute walk from Impressions Gallery.

Archive Connections is planned so you can also attend (should you wish) the Artist Talk and Book Launch with Edmund Clark at Impressions Gallery afterwards at 6.30pm.

A member of the warden's service fitting a gas mask  John Hinde, courtesy National Media Museum

A member of the warden's service fitting a gas mask John Hinde, courtesy National Media Museum