What is a Portrait?

On Monday 8th February we will be joined by a long-standing friend of the Club Tom Peck for his talk “What is a Portrait”. He will take us through the history of photographic portraiture from the Victorian beginnings through to our selfie culture of the 21st Century. He will trace how portraits have evolved from pictorialism through to post modernism, and will delve into social documentary, fashion, celebrity and even portrait ‘notoriety’. Unravelling the question of what is a portrait, and who creates it? The photographer? The sitter? The viewer?

A 2 hour tour of portraits from the last 170 years – you’ll never look at a portrait in the same way again.

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