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Two photography greats give public lectures
- Published 16th July 2012
Two of modern photography’s great names – from very different areas of the medium - are giving public lectures on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society in September. It is the first time that both have spoken in public in the United Kingdom.
On 5 September, The RPS in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery, will present Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time: Photographs 1962-2012. Meyerowitz was born in New York and is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in more than 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of numerous awards, and a winner of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published nineteen books, including Cape Light (1978), Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (2009) and in 2012, his fifty year, Retrospective book, Taking My Time will be published by Phaidon.
Wednesday, 5 September at 7pm, at The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 -18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW. See: www.rps.org/meyerowitz
On 10 September , The RPS in partnership with the National Media Museum, will present Steve Sasson: Disruptive Innovation: The Story of the First Digital Camera at London’s Science Museum. Sasson is credited with inventing the digital camera creating the first digital camera prototype in 1975 for the Eastman Kodak Company. In an illustrated and entertaining lecture Steve will be discussing how the concept was demonstrated within Kodak, subsequent technical innovations with megapixel imagers, image compression products in the mid-1980s, and the early commercialization of professional and consumer digital still cameras in the early 1990s. The internal reaction to these developments will be highlighted.
Monday, 10 September 2012, at 7pm at the Science Museum, Fellows Room, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD. See: www.rps.org/sasson
For more information and booking information see the weblinks above. Early booking for both events which are open to members and non-members is advised as places are limited.