Learn from the best this summer with 1854 Presents: free virtual artist talks, Q&As, panel discussions and more that connect you directly with today’s leading photographers. Tune in live every Thursday, or view any of our archived talks, below.
Three Portrait of Britain 2020 winners discuss their winning work — and what it means to be British in a year of national crisis.
Photographer Serena Brown unpacks recent projects exploring working class youth culture in the UK
The three series winners of OpenWalls Arles 2020 unpack their winning projects with Julia de Bierre, founder and director of Galerie Huit Arles.
Giya Makondo-Wills African documentary photographer based between the U.K and the Netherlands. Her work looks at identity, race, colonisation, the western gaze and systems of power.
British photojournalist Bradley Secker unpacks his decade documenting LGBTI+ asylum seekers around the world
Photographer Enda Bowe and cinematographer Suzie Lavelle – who collaborated on the hit series Normal People – discuss telling stories of internal thoughts through outward mediums.
Rory Lewis joined us to discuss his approach to portraiture, key sittings projects and sittings from his portfolio, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and others. He discusses technique, lighting, direction and the broader inspiration behind his work.
Teresa Eng and Kalpesh Lathigra discuss the medium as a means of exploring their identities as second generation diaspora.
Lee Shulman speaks about the “art of the ordinary”. The talk will explore the importance of found amateur family photography, and what it tells us about our place in society.
Two of Australia’s leading voices in contemporary photography on how photography helps unravel the unknowns of motherhood and photo books as an extension of the photographic art.
The leading self-taught photographer of the UK’s Black Lives Matter movement, and cultural commentator speaks with 1854’s Zoe Harrison on documenting history in real time and making an impact through visual media.
The British-Iranian photographer unpacks the shifting landscape of documentary photography by highlighting inspiration driven by artists in lockdown, finding meaningful stories in the everyday, and revealing how photography can deepen interpersonal relationships.
Acclaimed British artist Jason Koxvold, in conversation with 1854’s Zoe Harrison, unpacks representations of economic and military power through his longterm projects.
Simon Roberts and Harriet Logan
Both recipients of the esteemed Ian Parry scholarship, Simon and Harriet discuss all things social documentary — from their own career trajectories to the importance of awards, the process of building and curating a photography collection, and more.
The eminent photo-historian dives into the Royal Photographic Society archive, highlighting the importance of delving into photography’s history to find new inspiration for the here and now.
London’s leading women in photography explore how the photography community is coping with the pandemic: covering programming and initiatives affected by the lockdown, how organisations are responding to and managing at this challenging time, and highlighting initiatives that have come out of isolation.
One of the best-known documentary photographers of our time discusses photo books and creating meaningful work during social isolation with Simon Bainbridge, former editorial director of British Journal of Photography.
From his celebrated past projects such as 42nd & Vanderbilt and Babel Tales to ongoing endeavours of domestic still lifes and capturing human behavior in public, Peter unpacked his approach to working within restrictions.
The renowned portrait photographer joins British Journal of Photography‘s Marigold Warner to discuss creating community and inspiration during lockdown, and addresses questions from our live audience.
British Journal of Photography International Photography Award winner Jack Latham sits down with former editorial director of British Journal of Photography, Simon Bainbridge, to discuss how Jack meticulously researches and develops his stories, which often involve illuminating things that are hidden or obscured from the public.