Monday 16 October 8pm
Photology – Talks and discussion about photography
The Pig, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL
£5 on the door for the speaker
Over the last two decades, Annebella Pollen has built a body of publications based on photographic materials pushed to the margins. From photographic ephemera in end-of-life house clearances to dismantled 35mm slide collections, she’s become invested in what gets wasted and saved, what gets culturally consecrated and what gets culturally overlooked. Annebella’s talk follows this photographic thread through some of her previous projects and shows how it is informing her current preoccupations.
Annebella Pollen is Professor of Visual and Material Culture at University of Brighton, UK, where she researches undervalued archives and untold stories in art and design history. Her previous books include Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life, The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians and Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th-Century Britain.
Her most recent book, More Than A Snapshot: A Visual History of Photo Wallets, was published by Four Corners Books in May.
Image: © Stephen Pinkerton, Box 27, One Day for Life archive © Search 88 Cancer Trust
Used with kind permission of the Trustees of the Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex.