Thu / 18-11-2021 / 7.30 p.m.

Conversation: ‹Facing Britain›, Curator Ralph Goertz with Graham Harrison


04-09-2021 – 09-01-2022

‹Facing Britain›

British documentary photography since the 1960s

Telling the present and history of British photography is the passion of Graham Harrison, who collects his contributions on his own website and makes it accessible to everyone. He describes the approaches of his colleagues – himself being a photographer and part of the community – up close and personal. He represents the inside, Ralph Goertz the outside perspective on British photography.

Graham Harrison was born in 1955 in west of England and studied photography at the London College of Printing. He worked as an analogue photographer for British Vogue, the Telegraph Sunday Magazine and the British Museum before turning to writing about photography for his Photo Histories web site. His essays include ‹The History Men: Helmut Gernsheim and Nicephore Niepce› and ‹Tony Ray-Jones and the Lyrical Origin of Parrworld›.

Ralph Goertz, born 1970 in Krefeld, studied Theatre and Film in Bochum and Cultural Management in Lucerne/Zurich. In 2009 he founded the Institute for Art Documentation (IKS) in Duesseldorf. Goertz works as a filmmaker and curator for contemporary photography. In 2011 he received the Delphic Art Movie Award for his documentary ‹Robert Mapplethorpe. Shapes›. His major field in photography is German, British and American Photography since the 1960s.

More information: Kunsthalle Darmstadt

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