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Recent Acquisitions in British Photography

October 28 at 12:10 and 1:10
West Building Lecture Hall

Kara Felt, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art

Kara Felt shares her research on the Gallery’s collection of postwar British photography and discusses a group of new acquisitions for the department of photographs. Mainly focused on the 1970s and 1980s—a period of great vibrancy for photography in the UK—the recently acquired photographs come from well-known artists such as Chris Killip and Martin Parr, as well as lesser-known figures including Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Tony Ray-Jones. Felt will explore how these photographers creatively responded to the social upheavals that characterized these years, from the effects of deindustrialization to the rise of consumerism and corporate culture.

Anna Fox, Independent Video Production Company, Equipment Department Docklands Enterprise Zone. Hire Manager (left) and Account Manager (right), from the series Work Stations, 1988, chromogenic print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund

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