Images from the Depths, with Robin Lenman

Soon after the birth of photography in the 1830s, photographers were clambering into sewers, mines and caves, risking their lives to capture remarkable images. They plumbed other depths too – underground slums and terrible industrial conditions. This talk explores photography as a 'dark' medium, subverting the soothing images of corporate

Images from the Depths, with Robin Lenman

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Soon after the birth of photography in the 1830s, photographers were clambering into sewers, mines and caves, risking their lives to capture remarkable images. They plumbed other depths too – underground slums and terrible industrial conditions. This talk explores photography as a ‘dark’ medium, subverting the soothing images of corporate and government propaganda to reveal economic exploitation and wartime atrocities, from the Gulag and the Warsaw Ghetto to Abu Ghraib.

(Event takes place in The Acorn bar)

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