Artsnight and Photography

16 July 2015

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Writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed is fascinated by photography, both historically and in the present day. Her episode of Artsnight will consider the impact that a single photographic image can have - even in a modern age when nearly every person has a camera on them at all times and photos are in endless supply.

© BBC / Martin Parr HonFRPS shoots a special commission for ArtsNightThe programme will focus on a series of brilliant British photographers. They include Giles Duley HonFRPS, who lost three of his limbs while documenting a warzone in Afghanistan, and Richard Billingham, who has made a film with Benefit Street’s Deirdre Kelly ‘White Dee’ about his parents, whom he has extensively photographed. 

And Martin Parr HonFRPS (left) will create a specially commissioned work just for the programme.

The programme was filmed at Bradford’s National Media Museum.

Artsnight: Samira Ahmed on Photography
Friday 17 July 2015
BBC TWO and on the BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

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Image: © BBC / Samira Ahmed in the large object store at the National Media Museum, Bradford.