Jem Southam in conversation with Susanna Brown at Photo London

As part of Photo London’s 2019 public programme, leading British landscape photographer Jem Southam will be in conversation with V&A curator Susanna Brown at the Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House. Throughout his forty-year career, Southam has explored the seasonal shifts, subtleties of colour and poetic reflections in the landscape.

The conversation will explore Southam’s projects including The Moth and Rockfalls, as well as new directions and departures in his work. Works taken from Southam’s most recent body of work, The Long White Cloud – made in New Zealand – will be included as part of Huxley-Parlour’s booth presentation of artists whose work explores specific places in relation to the themes of belonging, the environment, and nationhood.

Susanna Brown has been Curator of Photographs at the V&A since 2008 and has produced international touring exhibitions and books on twentieth-century and contemporary subjects including Horst: Photographer of Style, Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography, Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton, and the forthcoming exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things.

The fair’s 2019 talks programme is sponsored by the Luma Foundation and guest curated by William A. Ewing, curator and writer, former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.

The talk will take place as part of Photo London on Thursday 16 May, from 6.40-7.30pm at the Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House. Find out more here.

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