WPS Guest Speaker – Brian Stater
Are Photographs Fine Art?
Brian Stater is a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London. His principal academic interest lies in the appreciation of architecture, while a strong personal enthusiasm is for photography.
An exhibition of his own photographs has been held at University College London. He is a member of the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photography and works with a pre-war Leica camera, as used by his great hero Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others.
About the talk
Brian asks whether photography can compete with or equal other artistic disciplines to become Fine Art.
The question is at the heart of a lecture looking in particular at the genres of portraiture, landscape and still life.
All these ideas are discussed with reference to the work of some of the acknowledged masters of photography including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansel Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.