15 August 2016
London member and Honorary Fellow, Peter Fraser, spent some time working with William Eggleston. He will be sharing his experience of this remarkable time in conversation with Phillip Prodger (Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery) and Jo Ann Walters, another celebrated photographer who worked with Eggleston.
Where? Ondaatje Wing Theatre, National Portrait Gallery
When? 29 September 2016, 19:00
How Much? Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.
If you're attending this event, why not pop into the Magic Gallery before and enjoy the latest show there?
Peter Fraser was born in Cardiff in 1953 and graduated in photography from Manchester Polytechnic University in 1976. In 1982 Fraser began working with a Plaubel Makina camera, which led to an exhibition with William Eggleston at the Arnolfini, Bristol, in 1984. Fraser went on to spend time living and working with Eggleston in the States, an experience which cemented his belief in the possibilities of colour photography. In 2002 the Photographers’ Gallery, London, staged a twenty-year survey of Fraser’s work, and in 2004 he was shortlisted for the Citibank Photography Prize. From January to May 2013, Tate St Ives held a retrospective of Fraser’s career, and Tate published a major monograph on the whole of Fraser’s career with a text by David Chandler. In 2014 Fraser was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society, UK.
Jo Ann Walters holds a BA from Arizona State University and an MFA from Ohio University. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986, over the course of which she lived on and off with Eggleston and his wife in Memphis. Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, St. Louis Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, Bibliotèque Nationale, among others. Walters has been described by Eggleston as “one of the few independently original photographers working in the medium today.”
Part of the programme of events complementing William Eggleston Portraits
Untitled, c.1969 – 71 (Memphis, Tennessee)
by William Eggleston Wilson Centre for Photography © Eggleston Artistic Trust