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Muses, Models and Power – Anna Fox

By 26th October 2021December 20th, 2021No Comments

Robert Taylor in conversation with photographer Anna Fox

Photographers Robert Taylor and Anna Fox come together to discuss the relationship between subject and photographer.

The two photographers will talk about Anna Fox’s exhibition Pictures of Linda, exploring the nature of Anna’s collaboration with Linda, contemporary ideas of the muse, and the broader issue of building ongoing creative relationships with particular human subjects.

Photographer, Anna Fox

Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Anna Fox (b. 1961, Alton) is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the past thirty years.

Inspired by the U.S. ‘New Colourists’ and British documentary tradition, she first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher’s Britain. Her collaborative projects Country Girls (1996 – 2001) and Pictures of Linda (1983 – 2015) challenge preconceptions about rural life in England, while My Mother’s Cupboards and My Father’s Words (1999) and Cockroach Diary (1996 – 99) expose dysfunctional relationships within the family home.

Photographer & Curator, Robert Taylor

For the last 15 of his 30+ year career Robert has specialised in commissioned collections of portraits of women of outstanding achievement in STEM (science, engineering and maths) for the UKRC, and the distinguished women alumni of several Oxford University Colleges including Hertford, Trinity, Harris Manchester, and Lincoln.

Robert Taylor came to photography via the British Royal Air Force, the English Bar, and publishing in Nigeria. His work, exhibited and published widely, is held in several permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Society, and several Oxbridge colleges.

Recorded Saturday 23rd October 2021