2023 Spring Talks

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About Kieran Doherty

From his website, we learn that

Kieran Doherty is a freelance photographer based in England. In 1993, he began working for the Reuters News Picture Service, and was offered a staff position in London in 2000.

He travelled extensively, covering spot news stories in Northern Ireland, Israel, Yemen, the immediate aftermath of the 2003 Iraq war and the 2004 Asian tsunami to various Olympic Games, Fifa World Cups, Wimbledon Championships and everything else in between. His work has been awarded on numerous occasions and now resides in several permanent art collections.

In 2008 Kieran resigned to concentrate on personal long-term projects, the first of which involved spending 18 months chronicling the repatriations of fallen British service men and women through the small English town of Wootton Bassett.

He has undertaken stills documentary commissions for a range clients including the BBC Natural History Unit’s BAFTA winning ‘Human Planet’ series, where he joined the cinematography team for the series’ eighth film ‘Urban’, primarily to employ his use of motion timelapse tilt-shift photography.

He won a World Press Photo first prize in 2015 for his humorous and quirky approach to spectators on the outside courts during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Throughout his work he continues to explore the theme of human resilience. Kieran’s work has exhibited in London, Barcelona, Perpignan and New York.


Kieran’s LinkedIn profile

Kieran Doherty’s website

About Brian Stater

Brian Stater  retired in 2021 as a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London, where he taught for 25 years. He has lectured to audiences of the Arts Society since 2002. Brian is a former member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography. Some years ago he began to work with a pre-War Leica IIIa camera, to more fully understand the equipment used by his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson. An exhibition of Brian’s photographs has been held at UCL.

Brian Stater
Brian Stater

Women behind the Lens

Brian intends to give two presentations: the first titled “Women Behind the Lens”, which examines some outstanding female photographers and their contribution to the art of photography. These include Julia-Margaret Cameron, Annie Leibovitz, Dorothea Lange and Fay Godwin.

When Britain Clicked: Fab Photos from the Swinging Sixties

The second talk is “When Britain Clicked: Fab Photos from the Swinging Sixties”. This discusses the work of five photographers of the era, among them David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy. It also analyses their work in the context of the social history of the period.

Other talks by Brian Stater

Great Photographs of the 20th Century

From Lartigue, to mid-Century masters, including Bill Brandt, Bert Hardy and Henri Cartier-Bresson to more recent exponents, such as Martin Parr and Andreas Gursky.

This image from Flickr