pic.london is a not-for-profit festival that is initiated, led and run by artists and photographers, which ran its first edition in Oct 2017. UA-108003947-1

Does Photography Need Theory? A Discussion

Saturday 28th October
10:00 – 18:00
Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HT

Join us for this one-day symposium where artists, photographers, academics and philosophers come together to discuss the long standing complex relationship between theory and practice.

Chaired by Lucy Soutter & Nina Mangalanayagam, the symposium encourages an open and engaging conversation between the speakers and the audience, artists and theorists, and anyone who is thinking about the value and relevance of theory to practice.

Speakers include Daniel Blight, Nina Mangalanayagam, Sarah Pickering, Lucy Soutter, Chris Kul-Want, Duncan Wooldridge. 

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Daniel Blight

Writer, co-editor of Loose Associations, visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and lecturer at the University of Brighton.

Chris Kul-Want

Course leader for MRes: Art and Pathway Leader for Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins.

Nina Mangalanayagam

Photographer and visual artist.

Lucy Soutter

Writer and art historian, course leader of MA Photography Arts at the University of Westminster.

Sarah Pickering

Visual artist, teaching fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Duncan Wooldridge

Artist, writer and curator. Course Director for BA (Hons) Photography at Camberwell College of Art.