We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Lights and Shadows.
Documenting and observing the world through photography has been a focus of the Society’s own work since the 1880s, when John Thomson was appointed as the Society’s official ‘Instructor of Photography’.
This online exhibition presents an introduction to the Society’s photographic collection within its wider holding of over 500,000 images, featuring works by Gertrude Bell, Frank Hurley, Carleton Watkins, Isabella Bird, Sarat Chandra Das and Eric Newby. From an early original daguerreotype of Arctic explorer Joseph René Bellot to a remarkable aerial image of 1960s Abu Dhabi and iconic photographic ‘firsts’, the exhibition spans over a century of documentary photography, with contemporary relevance for research and enquiry.
View Lights and Shadows.
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We caught up with former Cherry Kearton Medal and Award recipients Steve McCurry and Tacita Dean to discuss what the award meant to them.
We have a number of volunteer roles available on our Finance Committee, Investment subcommittee and Enterprise company board, commencing in the summer of 2021.
As the time for GCSE and A Level options nears, we will be sharing material and information about the benefits of choosing to study geography at GCSE and beyond, through our social media pages.
As part of our mission to undertake research on the Collections, in collaboration with Wiley, we have recently awarded 11 Research Fellowships for 2020-21 which provide researchers with access to the Wiley Digital Archive platform.
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