Movements & Groups (Online)

Oct 7 – The F64 Group – Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 11 members of Group f/64 (sometimes referred to as the West Coast Photographic Movement) pursued of a “pure” (or Straight) image that became Group f/64’s unifying quest. Members included Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunnigham.

Oct 14 – The FSA (Farm Security Administration) – The FSA is famous for it’s highly influential photography program that portrayed the challenges of rural poverty. The photographs in the FSA/Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. Headed for most of its existence by Roy Stryker, The FSA stressed “rural rehabilitation” efforts to improve the lives of very poor landowning farmers as part of Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ created in 1937 to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression in the USA. Photographers working for FSA included Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks

Oct 21  – The Pictures Generation – a loose affiliation of artists, influenced by conceptual and Pop Art, who used appropriation and montage to reveal the constructed nature of images. Artists include Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari

Oct 28  – The Düsseldorf School – the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where Bernd and Hilla Becher taught photography from 1976, set new standards of objective excellence for art photography and provided the foundation for some of contemporary photography’s most important names, such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Streuth, Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte,

Dates: October 7- 28 2020
Days: Wednesdays Evenings
Time: 18:30-19:.45
Length: 4 Evenings
Tutor: Paul Ellis
Fee: £75.00
Places: 4 places left