Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova in conversation with Martin Barnes

Matthew FinnJoanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkovain conversation with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Martin Barnes is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London, which he joined in 1995 from his previous position at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Since 1997 he has worked on the Photographs Gallery at the V&A drawing exhibitions from the museum’s collection. He has curated numerous UK and international touring shows, including Aspects of ArchitectureWhere Are We?: Questions of Landscape and Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A. He curated the V&A exhibitions Diane Arbus Revelations (2005-6);  Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour  (2006); Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography (2010) and co-curated Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African  Photography (2011). He is currently working towards exhibitions of photographs by Richard Learoyd and a major retrospective of Paul Strand.

His publications include Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England through a Victorian Lens, (V&A Publications, 2001); Illumine: Photographs by Garry Fabian Miller – A Retrospective (Merrell, 2005), Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour (V&A / Merrell, 2006), Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography (V&A / Merrell, 2010) and Horst: Patterns from Nature (V&A / Merrell, 2014). He was presented with the Royal Photographic Society J Dudley Johnston Award in 2013 in recognition of ‘major achievements in the field of photographic criticism and the history of photography, awarded for sustained excellence over a period of time.

Martin was editor of Talking Photography, a catalogue of the audio and visual collections of the British Library National Sound Archive, where he is an interviewer for the Oral History of British Photography project. He has written articles and essays on various contemporary photographers for publications and journals including Photoworks and Aperture, entries for The Folio Society Book of the 100 Greatest Photographs  (2006) and the Encyclopaedia of Nineteenth Century Photography (2007) and contributed to international exhibition catalogues on the role of photography in the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts Movements.

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For more information about the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 please visit the exhibition website.

Duration 23 November 2015 - 23 November 2015
Times 6.30 - 7.45pm
Cost Free
Venue Jerwood Space
Address 171 Union Street London SE1 0LN, ,
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