Sir George Pollock - a multimedia homage

14 August 2016

10:00 - 12:30

Fenton House
122 Wells Rd
United Kingdom

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Attendee contribution£2.00

John Law ARPS will present an illustrated tribute to his collaborator and friend, Sir George Pollock FRPS, who died recently, aged 87.

Sir George was always an incisive contributor to RPS-WR (and the RPS as a whole; he was RPS President, 1978-80) and he remained a force for innovation and change until his dying day. In 1962 he pioneered ‘Vitrographs’, a method of making abstract colour photographs using controlled light; and then devised a method of making large-scale photographic murals, producing them for firms such as British Petroleum and Lloyds Bank.

However, even as he approached his Nineties, his inspirational exhibition "Images of Light" showed new work at Fenton House (where the accompanying picture was taken) and he was still extending the horizons of younger photographers with his "ooferies" (out of focus images) and his lectures on photographic rule-breaking.

John Law will extend his tribute, in the spirit of Sir George's noted contributions to Audio-Visual photography, with an account of some recent Multi-Media projects. He maintains that modern Multi-Media, made possible by technological innovation, is now coming to replace the popular audio-visual slide shows of the 20th century as another vehicle for photographic art.

David Norfolk
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Region: WesternSIG(s): Audio Visual, Historical