Public lecture: Professor Larry J Schaaf

“I have captured a shadow!”: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography

In this heavily illustrated lecture, Larry Schaaf will draw on the extensive surviving archives of William Henry Fox Talbot’s original photographs and manuscripts to demonstrate that beyond the act of invention, Talbot learned from what he invented and became the first artist to be trained by photography.

Professor Schaaf is the founder and Director of The Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot (http://foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk) which has mounted full searchable transcriptions of more than 10,000 of Talbot’s letters online. Schaaf is currently in Australia under a grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, examining archives related to British photography that have migrated along with the people.

Professor Larry J Schaaf
Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00pm
Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney
Free and open to the public
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This lecture is co-presented with the University of Sydney Power Institute.

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News: Prudence Murphy and Cherine Fahd

Prudence Murphy, "Rhyl #1", 2011

PSM Casual Academics Cherine Fahd and Prudence Murphy have been shortlisted for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. The exhibition opens 15 September and runs until 16 October 2011 at Monash Gallery of Art.

Prudence also had some artworks published in the latest Ampersand Magazine – Issue 4 ‘From the heart of the forest to the edge of the road’. The new issue will launch on 20 September at the State Library of NSW, 5-8pm.

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Events: Cherine Fahd at CCP, Melbourne

Kohei Yoshiyuki, Untitled 1971

Kohei Yoshiyuki, Untitled 1971

PSM staff member Cherine Fahd will participate in the upcoming exhibition, “In camera and in public” at the CCP in Melbourne. The exhibition opens on 15 September at 6pm.

In addition, Cherine will be giving a talk on 17 September at noon for those in Melbourne.

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NYT: “When the Camera Takes Over for the Eye”

Brief observation at the New York Times about the ubiquity of cameras at this year’s Venice Biennale…

When the Camera Takes Over for the Eye

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