05 June 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Mark Durden, author of Phaidon’s Photography Today (2014), a survey of photography as art from the 1960s to the present, is joined by the Guardian’s photography writer Sean O’Hagan and photographer Sarah Jones to discuss themes of the self, the face and the body in photographic works by modern masters such as Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin and James Nachtwey. In association with Phaidon.
Dining Room (Francis Place) (II) by Sarah Jones, 1997 Courtesy Maureen Paley, London
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