British photographer Michael Collins draws upon the descriptive tradition of the medium to create monumental, color works that are exacting in their presentation. With subject matter that includes industrial structures, London cityscapes, and views on the Hoo Peninsula, Collins employs the camera’s potential for accuracy and ability to capture more detail than the eye can see to encourage slow looking—an act he considers essential to understanding photography.
In this lecture, Collins will discuss the history of the landscape and the often overlooked practice of record photography to uphold the relevance of observational methods of photography in contemporary art.
Michael Collins was born in 1961 in Kolkata, India and lives and works in London. He has lectured and exhibited extensively in the United States and Great Britain and his writings on photography and culture have appeared in Granta, The Daily Telegraph, and the Tate Magazine. A monograph of his work, Landscape and Industry, is forthcoming in 2014 from Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for DAM members and artists, $15 for others.
The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents quarterly talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today.
Series funding generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.
Image credit: Michael Collins, South West across Stoke Saltings, 2012. Digital chromogenic color print. © Michael Collins.