Talks programme

Wednesday 8 September - Tuesday 28 September 2021
Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Ronan McKenzie, ‘Our Place’. © and Courtesy the Artist.

With a mix of panel discussions, artist talks and laid-back living room conversations, the Talks Programme curated by William A. Ewing offers precious insights into the fascinating lives and careers of leading photography professionals.

All talks will be online and free and will involve some of the biggest personalities in the field as well as emerging photography talents. Click on the links below to register.



  • 3 September, 6.30 pm BST, Close Enough: Robert Capa, special talk with historian, journalist and former Magnum Photos CEO David Kogan, conflict photographer expert Lauren Walsh and photographer Peter van Agtmael celebrating Photo London’s special exhibition of works by the famed war photographer.



  • 12 September, 6.30 pm BST, Constructing Landscapes: in-conversation with artists Beate Gütschow & Dafna Talmor chaired by art historian Olga Smith




  • 14 September, 8 pm BST, Polaroid: enduring passion, panel on Polaroid photography with Barbara Hitchcock, Barbara Kasten, Christopher Bonanos, David Levinthal, and Photo London Talks Programme curator William A Ewing



  • 15 September, 6.30 pm BST, The Image of Africa, artist Shiraz Bayjoo in conversation with writer and curator Ekow Eshun


  • 16 September, 6.30 pm BST, Seeing beyond the tip of your nose: a dialogue between Nancy Burson, the conceptual artist/photographer, and W.M. Hunt, writer, curator, and teacher





  • 20 September, 6.30 pm BST, ‘Hanging the Moon’: artist Liz Nielsen in conversation with W.M. Hunt, writer and teacher 





  • 23 September, 6.30 pm BST, FECIT (‘Fake-It’)– the dynamic relationship between making, preserving, and sharing, a panel discussion with Adam Lowe, Director of Factum Arte and founder of Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation, Autonomous Systems Architect Phil Harvey and Professor Sarah Kenderdine, whose researches are at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums