KRASZNA-KRAUSZ LECTURE 2024:

Photography and Cinema, from A to Z
Presented by David Campany

6.30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Doors open from 6.00pm
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception

The lecture is free to attend but spaces are limited. Tickets must be booked here.

Venue: Clore Lecture Theatre (CLO B01), Birkbeck, University of London,
Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL

The inaugural Kraszna-Krausz Lecture will be given by internationally renowned writer, public speaker and curator David Campany. Titled Photography and Cinema, from A to Z, the lecture will take the form of twenty-six short reflections on still and moving images. It will consider the relations between Photography and Cinema: stillness and movement, cinema’s changing attitude to the depiction of photographers on screen, the freeze frame and the art of the film publicity still.

The lecture series, newly established by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, will provide a platform and space for new perspectives on photography, the moving image and the relationship between the two.

Presented in partnership with the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre.

Biographies

David Campany

David Campany’s books include On Photographs (2022), So Present, So Invisible – conversations on photography (2018), Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014), Gasoline (2013), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), Art and Photography (2003) and Photography and Cinema, which received the 2009 Kraszna-Krausz Award. He has written over two hundred essays for, among others, Tate, MoMA New York, Centre Pompidou, The Photographers’ Gallery London, and the Stedelijk Museum. Many of his touring exhibitions have combined still and moving images, including William Klein -YES: Photographs, Paintings, Films 1948-2013 (2022), A Trillion Sunsets: a Century of Image Overload (2021) A Handful of Dust (2015-2020),The Open Road: photography and the American road trip (2016- 2019); The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography (2017); Victor Burgin: A Sense of Place (2013); Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film (2010); and Hannah Collins: Current History (2010). He was the curator of the six-museum Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, (Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg, Germany) opening in February 2020

The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre

Led by Patrizia Di Bello and Steve Edwards, the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck aims to facilitate, exchange and showcase new research on photography’s history and theory, within academia and in the wider photographic community.

Image: © Chris Marker, frame from La Jetée, 1962 courtesy Argos Films

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