Talk: Photographic Sublime – Dr Tom Peck

When:
March 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
2019-03-05T19:30:00+00:00
2019-03-05T21:45:00+00:00
Where:
Scott Primary School
Hawk Dr
Bedford MK41 7JA
UK
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The Photographic Sublime

Speaker – Dr Tom Peck

How the traditions of the sublime in art influence the photography of the past, the present and the future.

Dr Thomas Peck (contributor to Black & White Photography and OnLandscape.co.uk) traces the roots of the English and German traditions of the sublime: “think awesome / fearful vs transcendent / mystical nature,”  and shows how these have influenced the early photographers of the landscape through to the modern day.

With examples stretching from painters like Turner and Caspar David Friedrich and photos from a wide selection including Carleton E Watkins to M Kenna to S Salgado to A Adams to H Sugimoto, plus the author’s own pictures.

The presentation is a fascinating insight into a cultural trend which is sure to provoke some debate, especially when we look into the future at how photography and the sublime might continue to interact in the 21st century

 


Part way through most evenings there is a short refreshment interval 

Unless otherwise specified meetings are held at Scott Primary School, Hawk Drive, Bedford MK41 7JA

The large hall has modern video and audio facilities


This event is free to BCC Members: Visitors £3.00 pp (refundable if you join the club on the evening)

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