2012: The Architecture of Conflict
2012 The Architecture of Conflict
Programme for Study Day on the Architecture of Conflict Dec 5th 2012
10.00- 11.30 Participants to visit the Theatre of War Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (unguided tour at own pace)
Main Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication
12.00: Brigitte Lardinois of The Photography and the Archive Research Center at UAL will introduce the study day.
1210- 13.00 Hilary Roberts, Head Curator, Photograph Archive at the IWM will talk about curating the Theatre of War exhibition
13.00-14.00 hours lunch break (lunch not provided)
14.00-15.00 Professor Paul Seawright will talk about his work engaging with the issues around the photographic representation of conflict.
15.00-15.25 Paul Lowe will talk about the Forensic Turn and The Thingness of Photographs in conflict imagery
15.30- 15.50 Dr Jennifer Pollard will talk about her research on the visual representation of the aftermath of 9/11
10 minute break
16.00- 17.00 plenary discussion
17.00- 18.00 drinks
For further information about the Exhibition please see the link below
Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
6 September 2012 – 1 January 2013
Cecil Beaton is one of Britain’s most celebrated photographers and designers. His glamorous photographs of royalty and celebrities projected him to fame but his extraordinary work as a wartime photographer is less well-known.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Information in July 1940, Beaton was the longest serving high-profile photographer to cover the Second World War. He travelled throughout Britain, the Middle East, India, China and Burma and captured a world on the brink of lasting change.
In later years, Beaton attributed his war photographs as his single most important body of photographic work. Through his photographs, drawings and books as well as his work in theatre and film, this exhibition tells the story of how the war became a personal turning point in Beaton’s career.