Date: 18.00-20.00 Monday 25 March 2019,
Location: The Wash Houses, London Metropolitan University, 25 Old Castle Street, Aldgate, London E1 7NT
AOP Members £8
AOP Student Members Free (limited availability)
**Please note that London Metropolitan University students have a separate free ticket allocation - please speak to your tutor **
Award winning AOP member Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over twenty years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or the test-launching of nuclear missiles.
When selecting the images for our 50th birthday celebration exhibition; AOP50 at One Canada Square, curator Zelda Cheatle chose Simon's haunting visualisation of the receding Lewis Glacier on Mt. Kenya as one of our 50 images on display.
Continuing our birthday celebrations we are please to announce that Simon has agreed to take the first in an occasional series of talks by AOP photographers about their work, inspirations and the developments within our industry that have helped form their body of work.
"Ill be talking about the strange space I occupy as a practitioners somewhere between the commercial and fine art. There aren't many photographers that have had a solo show at Tate Modern and also shoot cover stories for National Geographic; that have 140k on Instagram and are collected by the Getty in Los Angeles." Simon Norfolk
The talk in presented in partnership with The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University.
Simon Norfolk has won The Discovery Prize at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2005; The Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; and he was winner of the European Publishing Award, 2002 and multiple World Press Photo and Sony World Photography awards.
His work is held in major collections such as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Getty in Los Angeles as well as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Wilson Centre for Photography and the Sir Elton John Collection. His work has been shown widely and internationally from Brighton to Ulaanbaatar and in 2011 his 'Burke + Norfolk' work was one of the first ever photography solo shows at Tate Modern in London.