Thames & Hudson: Collecting Contemporary Photography

Thursday 21 May 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Screening Room
Screening Room
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

In the words of Susan Sontag, “to collect photography is to collect the world”, but where to start? How do you indulge your tastes and interests whilst building a collection of enduring relevance and value?

Commissioned by Photo London, Thames & Hudson put together a panel to discuss ideas around this theme.

The leading experts in this panel consisted of:

Andrew Sanigar, Commissioning Editor, Thames & Hudson

William A. Ewing, curator and writer on photography, author of numerous books on photography including Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography (Thames & Hudson, 2014).

Cheryl Newman, writer and faculty at Bilder Nordic Photography School Oslo and formally Photography Director at the Telegraph Magazine

W. M. Hunt, collector, dealer and lecturer and author of The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Thames & Hudson, 2011). His latest project, Hunt’s 3 Ring Circus, will be presented in New York City this fall in conjunction with the ICP.

Thomas Zander, founder and director of Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne. The gallery represents international artists from different generations who consider the medium of photography within the larger concerns of contemporary art.