After hours talk: Susan Bright


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Taking the format of the BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs, Susan Bright’s talk will take eight images that have influenced her thinking and approach to photography. This takes the form of a biographical journey illustrating how common themes and issues have been consistent in Bright’s curating and writing about photography. 

This talk is organised in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery and Tangent Photography Collective. Susan Bright has been brought to New Zealand by Massey University, and will deliver the Peter Turner Memorial Lecture at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, Wellington, 6pm on Wednesday 17 August.

Susan Bright is a curator and writer. Her published books include Art Photography Now (2005), Face of Fashion (2007), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co-authored with Val Williams) Auto Focus (2010) and Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013). The exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain was the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate. The exhibition Home Truths (Photographers’ Gallery and the Foundling Museum and traveling to MoCP, Chicago and Belfast Exposed) was named one of the top exhibitions of 2013/2014 by The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. Bright was visiting scholar at the Art Institute Boston in 2014. She currently lives in Paris and is completing her PhD in Curatorial Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. 

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