Tuesday 8th December 2015, 7pm. Please arrive at 6.45 to sign in.
Venue: Gallery 1885, The Camera Club, 16 Bowden Street, London SE11 4DS.
Brigitte Lardinois was Exhibition Organiser and Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery from 1985.In 1995 she was invited to set up Magnum’s Cultural Department in London, where she was responsible for Magnum’s exhibitions and books.
In 2006 she became Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London. From 2012 till 2015 she was Deputy Director of PARC, the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at UAL.
She curates exhibitions and writes and lectures on photography and archive. She edits photography books, notably Magnum’s sixtieth anniversary book ‘Magnum Magnum’ which was published in 10 languages and became a bestseller with numerous editions.
Lardinois is currently investigating the archive of the Edward Reeves Studio, which started in Lewes in 1855, and is thought to be the oldest still surviving photographic studio in the world. Now run by the great grandson of the first owner, the archive consists of an estimated 150.000 numbered and fully documented glass plates as well as roughly the same amount of images on film and, more recently, digital files.(see reevesarchive.co.uk for details of the research project). Lardinois is the first researcher to gain access to this collection.
A light box exhibition was mounted in the town during the last Brighton Photo Biennial, showing 80 archive images on the locations where they were originally taken.