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Talking about Photography - Zelda Cheatle (Annan Lecture)
Thu 25 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
The Scottish Society for the History of Photography's (SSHoP) Annan Lecture 2017 is given by Zelda Cheatle, renowned for her pioneering work in establishing photography as art. Zelda is a curator, lecturer, editor and publisher. She has worked in photography since graduating - she ran the Print Room of The Photographers’ Gallery in the early 1980s, and opened her own gallery, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, in London in 1989. For 16 years, the gallery exhibited work by established and eminent photographers of the early 20th-century and supporting emerging photographers. The gallery helped build collections and Zelda continues to work with museums and public collections nationally and internationally.
Zelda is on the board of the Koestler Trust and their Arts Committee, helped create the John Kobal Foundation (now Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery), established The Photography Fund which collected over 6000 prints, and is a nominator for Deutsche Borse and Prix Pictet competitions. In 2016 Zelda chaired the judges for Sony World Photography Awards, and curated a show for Somerset House.
Zelda now works internationally, most recently in China, Dubai, UAE, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also working with Autograph Archive in London, making acquisitions of vintage works from black photographers working in the UK during the 70s and 80’s.
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