June 2012 | Voices of the South Atlantic Discussion
Thursday 14 June / 6.30pm / FREE / booking essential
At Turner House
Photography Since The Falklands Conflict
Hilary Roberts, Head Curator of Photography at the Imperial War Museum will be in conversation with David Drake, Ffotogallery Director, to be joined via skype by exhibiting artist Adriana Groisman.
1982 has been described as a watershed moment in war photography, and war journalism more generally. How did the Falklands Conflict change the way photographers approach the subject of war, and did it pave the way for a new era of independent documentary photography that breaks free from the traditional model of combat photojournalism? What criteria does the Imperial War Museum use for commissioning photographers and other artists?
This special discussion event coincides with the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands/Malvinas war, in response to our current exhibition Adriana Groisman: Voices of the South Atlantic.
The event is free but booking essential, please email email@example.com.
Hilary Roberts is a specialist in the history of war photography and Head Curator of the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, Britain’s leading resource for those interested in war photography. She also works closely with photographers covering current conflicts. Her recent exhibitions include Contact: George Rodger’s War Photographs (2008) and Don McCullin: Shaped by War (2010 – 2012).