A last minute invite – apologies. It’s a goody though.

Brian Griffin: Face to Face
Birmingham City University, Birmingham School of Art
Lecture Theatre, Margaret Street
5.00-7.00pm

“Brian Griffin… has had a profound effect on photography in the last 30
years… he creates works of art that leave the viewer mesmerised.”
British Journal of Photography

Birmingham-born photographer, Brian Griffin, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential British image-makers of recent times. Over the last forty or so years Griffin has enjoyed a career encompassing commercial and fine art photography, film and audio-visual performance. This talk coincides with a major retrospective of Griffin’s work, sponsored by BCU, being shown in Birmingham between 30 September and 21st November. The exhibition and lecture will primarily focus one aspect of his diverse career: portraiture. It will reveal some of the artistic influences on his work, some of the extraordinary people he encountered during his career and his constant efforts to push the boundaries of this traditional photographic genre. Griffin will discuss major projects such as The Water People (2006) tells the mythic tale of an expedition across Iceland, Team Photo (2007) which documents the people who built the high speed rail link to St Pancras, and his recent commission for the 2012 Olympics.

To reserve a place please email sue.rice@bcu.ac.uk or telephone 0121 331 5970