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The Social Eye of Picture Post

11 June 2019 6:00 pm


West Indian immigrants arriving at Victoria Station, London. Picture Post, ‘Thirty Thousand Colour Problems’, 1956 (© Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images Hulton Archive)

Keynes Library, Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

An evening of discussion about the pioneering photo-journal Picture Post magazine, the subject of the current Peltz gallery exhibition

Picture Post magazine was the publishing sensation of the 1940s and early 1950s. Founded by anti-Nazi refugee journalists and photographers it blended continental large format photography with British social documentary to produce moving, funny, hard-hiting stories about Britain in times of war and peace. This event will hear from the two co-curators, Professor Amanda Hopkinson and Mike Berlin, about the themes they have explored in the current exhibtion at the Peltz gallery: Refugees, Incomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post (4 June-5 July) with Professor Lynda Nead and Professor Steve Edwards in discussion.

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11 June 2019
6:00 pm
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Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map