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Liz Wells: Topographic Narratives — on Landscape and Geography

Wednesday 31 March 2010, 6pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.

Centre for Contemporary Photography in association with the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University is pleased to announce a lecture by leading UK based academic and curator Liz Wells on the topic of topographic narratives in relation to photography.

The authority of topographic photography derives primarily from the integrity of photographers as researchers exploring land and environment. Reference will be made to work by practitioners from Europe and USA including Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), Doris Frohnapfel (Germany), Mark Klett (USA), Ingrid Pollard (UK) and Jem Southam (UK).

Liz Wells writes and lectures on photographic practices. She is editor of The Photography Reader, 2003 and of Photography: A Critical Introduction, 2009, 4th ed.; also co-editor of Photographies, Routledge Journals. Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity, is due for publication in 2010. Other publications on landscape include Liz Wells, Kate Newton and Catherine Fehily, eds., Shifting Horizons, Women's Landscape Photography Now, 2000. Wells' recent curatorial projects include Uneasy Spaces, 80 Washington Square East Galleries 2006 and Facing East, Contemporary Landscape Photography from Baltic Areas, UK tour 2004 – 2007. She is Professor in Photographic Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, UK, and convenes the research group for Land/Water and the Visual Arts.

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