research seminar: history of photography


Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Friday, 28 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sandra Phillips (Curator of Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Alexandra Moschovi (, Julian Stallabrass ( and Benedict Burbridge (

This seminar will discuss the exhibition, Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, organised by Tate in conjunction with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which will take place at Tate Modern in summer 2010 and which will then travel to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the autumn of 2010, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in spring 2011. It is curated by Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator, Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with Simon Baker, Curator of Photography, Tate, and Ann Coxon, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern.

The History of Photography research seminar series aims to be a discursive platform for the discussion and dissemination of current research on photography.  From art as photography and early photographic technology to ethnographic photographs and contemporary photography as art, the seminar welcomes contributions from researchers across the board, whether independent or affiliated with museums, galleries, archives, libraries or higher education, and endeavours to provide scholars with a challenging opportunity to present work in progress and test out new ideas.

The seminars usually take place once a term, on Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm in the Research Forum. The papers, and formal discussion, are followed by informal discussion over a glass of wine.

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