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A Perfect Exhibition?

Thursday 9 June 2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm


Event at National Media Museum

Who made it into the final selection of The Lives of Great Photographers exhibition at the National Media Museum, and why? And who didn't, and why not? Director of Impressions Gallery, Anne McNeill questions Brian Liddy, the curator of the exhibition, about the choices he faced and the decisions he made.

To read a blog about the event and view a recording of the discussion click here or view below.



From photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron and Eadweard Muybridge to Tony Ray-Jones and Weegee, this exhibition highlights some of the most famous and memorable images ever produced. It illuminates the extraordinary and sometimes exceptional lives these photographers led.

The Lives of Great Photographers is a compelling new exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum's extensive and diverse Photography Collection, including works from The Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presents a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exhibition continues in Gallery One, National Media Museum until 4 September 2011

Free event
Booking essential - contact NMeM box office on 0844 856 3797