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Where Did The Years Go? Panel Discussion

Saturday 10 November 2012, 2.00pm to 4.30pm


In this panel discussion the photographers exhibiting in Roads to Wigan Pier will talk abour their current thinking on photography and their thirty-year career trajectory.


To mark our 40th anniversary Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions, has selected the exhibition Roads to Wigan Pier from the gallery’s archive, first shown in October 1984.

The photographers Russell Boyce, Huw Davies, Julian Germain, Graham Hall, John Kemp and Tim Smith took as their starting point George Orwell’s seminal 1937 publication The Road to Wigan Pier, a sociological investigation into the bleak living conditions of the working class in Yorkshire and Lancashire. As six newly graduated students of photography, they were commissioned by Impressions to record and document social aspects of the North of England. Each worked independently and each took a personal viewpoint.

This event will reflect on the shifts in photography since the exhibition was first staged in 1984 and the impact this had on their subsequent careers.

2.00pm Panel Discussion with Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery and photographers Russell Boyce, Huw Davies, Julian Germain, Graham Hall, John Kemp and Tim Smith.

3.00pm Break with refreshments.

3.20pm Q&A with audience.

Booking advised.
Early bird ticket £3 or on the door £5
To book call 01274 737843 or book online via Eventbrite.
Online booking is subject to Eventbrite's booking fee of +83p.

 Tim Smith

Tim Smith