David Stewart Lecture: 'Pretty Vacant'

30 November 2017

18:00 - 21:00

Lecture Theatre A
Elephant & Castle
London College of Communication
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325733

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Non RPS Member£8.00 
RPS Member£5.00 
Concession - Student£0.00 

Image copyright:  David Stewart

David Stewart was the first recipient, in 2016, of the Society’s Award for Editorial, Advertising and Fashion Photography, given for outstanding achievement and excellence in those fields. He began his career photographing punk bands and the passing parade of colourful characters on Morecambe Promenade, with squirrel monkeys Joey and Queenie.  This early work directly influenced his recognisable style.  Stewart won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2015, having been shortlisted in 2007 and accepted a further 14 times between 1995 and 2012, each time being exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

‘Pretty Vacant’

The talk will show the development of David’s work over the last 25 years and how working on personal projects led to commissions.  From early still life, through commercial work involving humour, to social portraiture, he will show how each change of subject influenced the style of the work and how each personal project led to the next, whilst still maintaining the visual identity throughout his work.  

NB Students may be asked to produce their students cards.



Opening times

Student bar open from 1800. Lecture begins at 1900. Book signing and sale after lecture (cash or cheques only).

Jo Macdonald
Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ), London