Boissonnas in Egypt
Friday 3-Thursday 30 November
Also open Saturdays 10.00am-4.00pm
Explore the intersection of photographic history and political geography through the lavish Egypte publication (1932) by Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas and work from his unfinished project in the Sinai (1929-33). Sponsored by the Saint Catherine Foundation in collaboration with the Ligatus Research Centre of the University of the Arts London.
More information: www.saintcatherinefoundation.org
Boissonnas and Egypt conference
Thursday 2 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Ondaatje Theatre, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR
The conference will present different perspectives on the context of 1920s Egypt in relation to Boissonnas’s work and explore wider debates around photography and cultural geography.
Professor Oriana Baddeley (University of the Arts London)
Dr George Manginis (Benaki Museum)
Dr Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia)
Dr Ahmed Shams (Durham University)
Dr Estelle Sohier (Université de Genève)
The conference will be followed by a private view of the exhibition from 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Places: Tickets for the conference £35 (lunch and refreshments included)