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The Photographs of Zygmunt Bauman

9 October 6:00 pm

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Cultural historian Janet Wolff will introduce a less well-known aspect of the career of eminent sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.

Polish-born Zygmunt Bauman, who settled in the UK in 1971, is known internationally as the sociologist of postmodernity and ‘liquid’ society. But he was also a serious photographer. The Photographs of Zygmunt Bauman, a new publication edited by Janet Wolff and Peter Beilharz, presents a selection of his black-and-white photographs, together with a range of essays by colleagues, friends and family about his work with images. The book features a mixture of short pieces on individual photographs and longer essays addressing aspects of Bauman’s photography and the life and work of his wife, Janina. The book concludes with an essay by Karl Dudman, one of the Baumans’ grandchildren, based on a series of photographs he took in the family home shortly after his grandfather’s death in 2017.

Janet Wolff is Emeritus Professor in English and American Studies at the University of Manchester. Artist Lydia Bauman, Zygmunt’s daughter, who is one of the contributors to the book, will also be present.

All those signed up for this event will be eligible for 30% off the cover price.


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9 October
6:00 pm
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