The School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre Presents:
Friction – Fantasy, Fact and Fiction in Documentary Storytelling by Professor Anna Fox
Wednesday 18th April 5.30 -6.30 Followed by drinks
Main Lecture Theatre W02
Professor Anna Fox will be discussing the development of her work in documentary and story-telling photographic practices since the mid 1980’s giving an insight into some of her ideas behind her work and related to her interest in reinventing documentary strategies.
Anna Fox is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years. Working in colour, Fox first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher’s Britain. She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of twenty portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch black-face’ folk traditions associated with Christmas. Other projects include The Village (1992), a multi-media installation examining the experiences of rural women, and Friendly Fire, which records the leisure activity of paint-balling in the manner of war reportage.
Anna Fox Photographs 1983 - 2007, was published by Photoworks in 2007. Fox’s solo shows have been seen at Photographer’s Gallery, London, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others and her work has been included in international group shows including Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde at Tate Liverpool and How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain. She was shortlisted for the 2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and in 2016 she was granted a Leverhulme Trust International Networks Award for her project Fast Forward investigating women photographers across the globe.