Focusing the Light: Lantern Slide Show | Screening

Friday 18 May 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Screening Room, Somerset House

Focusing the Light: Lantern Slide Show, 2018. Courtesy of V&A, London

From the V&A collection:
Focusing the Light: Lantern Slide Show, 2018
9 mins 3 secs

This nine-minute film reimagines the experience of a magic lantern slide show, following the journey of intrepid travellers as they attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1921 and 1922. The magic lantern slides are drawn from the many thousands of items that make up the Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A. This film is a preview of the content now being selected for the V&A’s new Photography Centre, opening in October 2018.

Friday 18 May
3.30 – 4pm         
Focusing the Light: Lantern Slide Show, 2018 – screened three times on loop

The film will also screen at other times during the Fair – click here to see when.
Screening are free to attend for Photo London ticket and pass holders, on a first-come-first-serve basis

Courtesy of V&A
Elinor Hughes, Cultureshock
Production – Cultureshock
Director / Camera – James Wainmann
Sound – Barbara Dudek
Sepcial Effects – Tim Gray
Voiceover – Helen McCrory, Tom Davey
Lantern slide demonstration – Claire Cooke, MirrorMirror

With special thanks to:
Briony Carlin – Assistant Curator of Photographs, V&A
James Ryan – Head of Programmes V&A/RCA History of Design MA
Richard Grangle – The Magic Lantern Society