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Photographic Talk

  • The Burton, Bideford Bideford UK (map)
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Join Mark Hawborth-Booth, Tim Mills & Robert Darch as they discuss and explore photographic influences.

Mark Haworth-Booth will talk about the influence of humanist photography master Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) on James Ravilious’s work, and explores key themes and approaches in British documentary photography through the 70s and 80s. Mark was curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 1977 to 2004, and has curated part of the exhibition in the Burton gallery. Explore and understand his insights into James’s photographic influences and the approaches he took in his work. This is a free talk as part of the Hidden Histories Beaford Archive project made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Tim Mills is a Curator who uses photography and reappropriated archive material as a means of intervention within localised geographical spaces. Outcomes are often presented as installations within public contexts and outdoor locations, to create additional layers of engagement and interpretation with audiences and architectural space.

Tim has previously worked at Magnum Photos New York, The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto and, in 2018, was Producer for The Atlantic Project: a pilot for an international festival of Contemporary Art in the South West of England.

He is currently Curator of Contemporary Art at The Box Plymouth (formerly the Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery) and an Associate Lecturer in Photography at the University of Plymouth.

Tim will discuss his project Twelve Shilling Paradise, a long-term study of the North Prospect housing estate in Plymouth, the first garden suburb in the city created as a result of the Addison Housing Act of 1919. By deploying a range of photographic arsenal, Twelve Shilling Paradise uses multiple voices and strategies of image representation to explore and interrogate a wider narrative of place.


Robert Darch is the Associate Curator at Unveil'd and also created Macula a collective for young photographers based in Exeter.    

Last year Robert was one of the winners of The British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition, and also had two images included in the first Portrait of Britain book.

This year Robert’s work will be included in 'Distinctly', a major group exhibition of British Photography curated by Tracy Marshall, including work by Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Daniel Meadows, Tish Murtha, Ken Grant, Marketa Luscakova, John Myers & Kirsty Mackay. 


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The Burton at Bideford
The Burton is an accessible venue
and includes a lift to the second floor. 
The Burton at BIdeford
Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2QQ