Mark Haworth-Booth will speak on James Ravilious and the art of documentary photography.
Mark served as a V&A curator from 1970 to 2004 and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the museum. He visited James and Robin Ravilious in Devon in 1976 and knows the Ravilious archive well. He curated a section of Here, a new perspective on James Ravilious, at the Burton Art Gallery last year.
He will compare and contrast James’s documentary approach with a range of other photographers, from Roger Mayne, Chris Killip and Martin Parr to Don McCullin and David Hockney.
A quick note sent from beaford to all members planning to attend Marks talk;
The Beaford Archive is searchable in case members would like to do their own research before this not to be missed event: beafordarchive.org
Please note: The venue for this meeting will be the Henry Williamson room at the Barnstaple Library. Access the room from the side entrance which will be signposted with an NDA sign as before.
Tea, coffee and cakes / biscuits will be available. Contributions towards the cost gratefully received.
A big thank you to all those who came along to our last meeting talk by Sam Cousins. Its always good see you all.