When Britain Clicked: Photography of the Swinging Sixties
Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 2.00 pm at the Lowther Pavilion. Guests may attend the lecture – £8 pp (pay on door)
The lecture notes leaflet can be downloaded/printed here
Brian Stater lectured at University College London for 25 years, retiring in 2021 as a Senior Teaching Fellow. His principal academic interest lay in the appreciation of architecture and he has a lifelong enthusiasm for photography. He therefore offers lectures to The Arts Society on each of these subjects.
He has written on architecture for a wide range of publications and an exhibition of his own photographs was held at UCL. He is a member of the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photography and he works with a pre-War Leica camera, as used by his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and many others.
British photography enjoyed a golden age in the 1960s. Young, talented newcomers broke out of the conventional studio to revolutionise perceptions of fashion, portraiture and popular culture. This lecture looks at a range of superb images from photographers such as David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Lewis Morley, Tony Ray-Jones and Jane Bown.
Caption: Jean Shrimpton, 1962; photo by David Bailey. Flickr Laura Loveday