Portraiture - from Noodles to post-colonial Kerala

25 November 2017

10:00 - 16:00

Village Hall
High Street
Long Compton
United Kingdom
CV36 5JS

Tel:01608 684848

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For its Autumn Meeting the Rollright Visual Art Group has set its eyes on the art of taking portraits: bipeds, quadrupeds, and any combination thereof. Coming over from Germany will be international dog photographer Elke Vogelsang to talk about urban dogscapes, pets and their people, and her own three superstars. 

Caroline Molloy, a senior lecturer at Coventry University, will look at the small worlds created in the photographic studios in and around Fort Cochin in Kerala (India), examining the visual narrative of the background and raising questions about the aspirations of the sitters.

Part of Coventry's bid for City of Culture 2021 was the first solo exhibition of an Indian immigrant who half a century ago abandoned his factory job and set up a photographic studio: Maganbhai Patel, known as Masterji. Now at last publicly recognised at the age of 94, he has inspired his daughter Tarla Patel to explore, archive and exhibit her father's work, the documentation of migrants settling into their new lives.

Harbour Reflections by Elke Vogelsang

RPS Member £13.00
Non RPS Member £13.00
Ploughmans lunch  £5.00

Andreas Klatt ARPS
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