First Person Plural: Science Museum symposium

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Beauty contestants, Southport, Merseyside, 1967 by Tony Ray-Jones © National Media Museum

Part of the events programme for the Only in England photo exhibition, this symposium – led by Steven Bode, director of Film and Video Umbrella – considers the influence of Tony Ray-Jones' documentary photographs, which took a wry, dry and often very funny look at England in the late 1960s. Are we looking at a future of selfies aggregated through social media, or is there still a place for the idiosyncratic sensibility of a single photographer? Artists Natasha Caruana, Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Juiie Henry and Lucy Kimbell, theorist Sean Cubitt and lecturer and curator Julian Stallabrass all speak.

Note: the price of a ticket to the symposium includes an early viewing of the exhibition from 9.30-10.45am on the day; there will also be an introduction to the exhibition at 10.15am.

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